Urban Karaoke

— September 2019 —

Under Tranebergsbron

Our projects have so far focused on a space under the Traneberg bridge in Kungsholmen, Stockholm, inviting people to discover and turn it into a place for culture and encounters. The goal is to rethink and find new creative solutions to collectively curate this public place.

Tranebergsbron, April 2020
Tranebergsbron 1: Bertil Norberg, 1932- 1934, Stockholms stadsmuseum

About the venue

Tranebergsbron streches over the Traneberg water strait linking Stockholm City Center with the western parts of the city (Västerort). The bridge has lanes for walking, cycling, and vehicle lanes, as well as rails for the green metro line.  It was first created as a floating bridge at the end of the 18th century by order of the Swedish King Gustav II, and as part of a new road towards the royal castle Drottningholm. In the 1930s the Traneberg bridge took its current shape, and was meant to accommodate the growth of the population in the western parts of Stockholm. Designed by architects Paul Hedqvist and David Dahl, at that time it was displayed as the longest concrete arch in the world. 

The great space under the bridge is the main focus of the project Under Tranebergsbron. It is situated on the Kungsholmen side of the bridge, and is part of Kristinebergsstrand, a very popular watershore for strolling and bathing. The area under the bridge is a well used passage for joggers, walkers, and dog walkers.

In 2012, a group of local senior high school students proposed to turn the space under the Traneberg bridge into a green meeting place for all the citizens of Stockholm. This resulted in further citizen dialogues and redevelopment of the space with the installations of lights, art, urban furniture and swings. Through engagement and activities the place was supposed to continue to grow organically but nobody seems to have taken it further. A member of Culture Creates Community discovered the space and its history 2019. The organisation’s mission became to activate it through cultural activities and through this process engage local actors and citizens to discover the space and its potential.

Find out more about the history of the bridge in our exhibition. 


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