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24 September 2020

The focus has its origins in the ideas of the citizens of Gothenburg, which have been the foundation of the focus year 2017. The activities are based on social, ecological and economic sustainability with investments in health, lifestyle, food and safety.

Photo: Frida Winter

Summary of Focus 2017

  •  Seven Land Art installations are set up around the city. Land Art is an art form that is set in the landscape and uses nature as the source of its installations.
  • Business Region Göteborg opens YesBox – Home of entrepreneurs.
  • An exhibition on The Birth of Gothenburg opens at the Museum of Gothenburg.
  • Ground is broken on the Bostad2021 housing initiative prior to the start of building at Fyrklöversgatan.
  • The fourth Side by Side international music camp for young people is held in collaboration with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and world-famous conductors.
  • Centenary Park attracts over 60,000 visitors.
  • The Equality in Gothenburg initiative – “The city where we read to our children” – distributes copies of the book “Farfars mammas soffa” (Great Grandma’s Sofa).
  • The digital platform Grow Gothenburg is developed as part of the focus year theme, bringing together landowners and residents who want to grow produce.
  • Creative Zone at Ringön publishes Ringön’s own magazine, Ö-Posten, and organises the Ö-festen street party for the second year, drawing nearly 13,000 visitors.
  • Let’s Colour Gothenburg begins work on a 21-kilometre-long art trail from Röda Sten art centre to Blå Stället cultural centre.
  • Around 700 square metres of flower meadows are sown in Hammarkullen, Frihamnen and Kungsparken.

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