Experiment Stockholm

23 september - 29 november 2015


– A symposium about urban diversity in Stockholm, Beirut, Kharkiv and Mostar. Talks on mental and material barriers, and the role of culture in creating dialogue.


The segregation in Stockholm County has increased from 1995 to 2010, which was mapped for example in the report ”The Segregation in Stockholm County” (2014). Rich and poor live in increasingly isolated enclaves, going about their everyday lives in different worlds. What are the underlying reasons for this change? What methods and tools are available to reverse the trend? And how can we work more with the well-off areas? What is the connection between the mental and the physical Stockholm?

Short lectures will be interspersed with discussion and mingle.

Preliminary program

3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Inclusion part 1. Short talks and discussion.

    "Planning for segregation?"
    "Social infrastructure - how do we build it?" Anna Högberg, artist, Johan Tirén, artist, about the experience of several years of working with civil dialogue in Jordbro, Haninge Municipality.

Planning for Urban Diversity

    "Creating Urban Dialogue with Culture." Senada Demirovic, urban planner from Mostar.

Planning for Urban Diversity

"Creating Urban Dialogue with Culture" Rania Sassine, architect, Beirut.
Planning for Urban Diversity

5:30p.m.: Mingle and bar

6 p.m. - 7 p.m: Inclusion Part 2. Panel discussion

Can culture contribute to a healing process in post conflict times?

Reflections and lessons learned in the cities of Beirut (Lebanon), Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and possible insights to be handed over to the city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

Guest speakers:

    Nabil Canaan, director of Station based in Beirut
    Ibrahim Nehme, chief editor of the Outpost and based in Beirut
    Dzenana Dedic, director of Local Democracy Agency in Mostar
    Vasilisa Shchegoleva, urban planner based in Kharkiv.



The Symposium is carried out in collaboration with: