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Outdoor exhibition

Gothenburg stories

The stories of 100 Gothenburgers will be filling the city’s squares with our new anniversary exhibition!

One city. A hundred people. Interwoven stories.

One hundred Gothenburgers will write contemporary history on 2 June when the anniversary exhibition Gothenburg Stories opens in Gustaf Adolf’s Square. It will host a wealth of stories from the length and breadth of the city.

Meet men and women, young and old, native and newly arrived, with every kind of job imaginable and from every corner of the city. Call on nine-year-old Viola at home in Kviberg, visit Hadia’s Taekwando Training in Gunnilse – and hear what the Chalmers professor Torgny from Majorna has to say about Gothenburgers in general.

The Museum of Gotheburg has interviewed a cross-section of Gothenburg’s residents ranging from 6 to 97 years old. Photographer Stefan Edetoft has taken expressive portraits in surroundings chosen by the interviewees themselves. Their stories paint a picture of the city today, and also talk about what once was and what might one day be. Every word is a potential story about Gothenburg, and together they weave a narrative about our present times.

The exhibition opens on 2 June 2021 in Gustaf Adolf’s Square, after which it will be exhibited in various parts of the city.

Gothenburg Stories has been nominated for the Contemporary Documentation 2021 award by DOSS – Documentation of Contemporary Sweden.

Credits: Stefan Edetoft