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24 September 2020

The ambition for the 400th anniversary is to get the entire city to be involved in the celebration. The road to the anniversary is as important as the anniversary year. The focus years leading up to the anniversary are the most important ones for creating commitment for instance.

Make Gothenburg accessible in new ways

During the year, the focus was international perspective and the city’s operations was encouraged to access Gothenburg in the new way. With the help of language, new digital opportunities and technology, we can find more ways to share the story of Gothenburg so that more are included.

The Anniversary Pavilion with global focus

During Gothenburg Culture Festival and Europride August 14-19, The Anniversary Pavilion was arranged. A meeting place for conversations about the city’s development and the anniversary.

Foto: Frida Winter
The Anniversary Pavilion was arranged during Gothenburg Culture Festival and Europride August 14-19 2018.

Inauguration of the focus Go Global

The focus Go Global was inaugurated during Göteborg Film Festival. Their vision to be top five among Europe’s film festivals in 2021, together with the anniversary’s global focus and the work to include the entire city, enabled a collaboration around the film festival on January 19.

Summary of Focus 2018

  • Gothenburg City Triennial is held for the second time with over 70 events around the city.
  • In collaboration with the Parks and Landscapes Administration, Rain Gothenburg opens a rain playground in Renströmsparken.
  • Västra Hisingen marks the focus year with a light festival in Biskopsgården.
  • As part of the anniversary Blueways, Greenways and Oases initiative an outdoor dance floor is set up to mark the opening of the Kvillestråket greenway.
  • Work begins on a water park and hotel as part of Liseberg’s anniversary initiative.
  • The Whole City’s Gallery holds its first “My Journey” exhibition during Volvo Ocean Race.
  • The Accessible Archipelago project boosts ferry traffic between Stenpiren and Hönö, and more than 33,000 people take the Kungsö ferry out to Gothenburg’s northern archipelago.
  • Strandparken waterside park is opened in Centenary Park.
  • The Göteborg Opera performs the first of four parts of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
  • Angered Book Fair is held for the first

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