Kiruna Ortdrivaren / Kiruna The Drift Block The name The Drift Block, Ortdrivaren in Swedish, refers to the fantastic housing block Ortdrivaren developed by the architect Ralph Erskine. He took the functional and aesthetic concerns of our mountainous world and the mine mountain into consideration. Moving the town Kiruna is a process that will take many years […]
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What happens in the spaces between place and person? Between places and human history? And the place and its memory? My hometown Kiruna is going to be razed and relocated. The old company town Bolagsområdet, where I grew up, will collapse down into the underground because the bedrock is breaking below, from a century of […]
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This film is about Kiruna, the first girl born there. The city’s founder Hjalmar Lundbohm named her Kiruna and decided that the first girl of every generation in that family should bear that name. Kiruna’s life fell short, dying at 26 from cancer, only a week after her godfather Hjalmar Lundbohm. The film follows Kiruna’s […]
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Kiruna is one of the few cities in the world that is entirely planned and designed from its inception. Kvarteret Ortdrivaren focuses on the modernist architectural work of the Ralph Erskine-designed area of the city called “Drift Block” and how the overall vision shaped the neighborhood’s four buildings. Situated directly opposite the LKAB site, these […]
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