Stockholm- a Utopic Story
19 February 2004 - 14 August 2005
A hanging bridge from Fåfängan to Kastellholmen, a royal castle in Södermalm, an "FN-skyscraper" built together with the parliament. Some plans came true others didn’t. The most visionary never came true. In an utopic perspective the history comes into new light.
Stockholm City Museum’s exhibition is meant to, in a wide social- and cultural historic perspective, show the utopic ideas that was behind Stockholm’s development. How they are reflected in the city environment, especially in the city planning- and building projects that never became reality.
It is also meant to show that every utopia was built on certain myths about a lost, better order – meant to be rebuilt in a modern manner. The art and photography are also taken in account, how city planning and building projects had their starting point in the same panoramas, how the city was made into an image – a city image.