This year the Oslo Architecture Triennale explores how to build more diverse, inclusive and sustainable neighbourhoods. The City of Malmö was invited to participate and in turn invited us, to jointly present the planning programme for Sofielund and The Cultural Noise Zone at the festival which runs from September 22 to October 30.
It was in 2018 that we were commissioned by the City of Malmö and BID Sofielund to finalise the deep study Sofielund District Atlas – a mapping showing how urban development processes can become more inclusive and socially sustainable. In 2021, the City of Malmö approved the follow-up planning programme for Sofielund which shows how culture, workspaces and business are important for a vibrant neighbourhood and need to be considered in the planning process. Sofielund then became Sweden’s first cultural noise zone protecting the right of businesses to make noise.
As a comment to the planning programme, CSAM curated the exhibition Blandstadens Taktik in 2021. An exhibition on the development of Sofielund in which seven local artists presented new works.