We’ve interviewed 100 Gothenburgers about their life in the city. Their stories will end up in our museum collection, and will be used for an exhibition during the 2021 anniversary year.
As part of the city’s 400th anniversary celebrations, the Museum of Gothenburg has carried out one hundred interviews with one hundred of the city’s residents. Their personal narratives have now been preserved in the museum’s archives. In spring 2021, these people’s stories will take their place in central Gothenburg as part of a major outdoor exhibition. Meet women and men, old and young, native-born and newly arrived, from every walk of life and different parts of the city. Their voices and their portraits provide a snapshot of Gothenburg today, but they also describe the past and their visions for the future. Each statement is a starting point for a narrative about Gothenburg, and together they make up a history.
These one hundred stories are a small part of the rich tapestry woven by all the city’s many inhabitants. Those of us who live here are always in motion, moving with and past each other. Since these images and interviews were captured, life has continued to move on. The tapestry has evolved. Some parts remain the same, while others have been replaced. The city is always moving, just like its inhabitants.
The exhibition opens in June 2021 on the square Gustaf Adolfs torg.