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MAPURBAN Stockholm focused on urban inequalities by mapping and visualizing access to important societal functions. The initiative highlights access to cultural institutions and places important for co-presence and integration processes. Places where a diversity of people with different backgrounds are co-present and places where different social groups meet of special interest. Cities serve as places for diversity and acceptance of difference but may also facilitate and support integration processes and the MAPURBAN Stockholm case study aimed to highlight the role of architecture and urban design for this matter.

The method for mapping inequalities combined three different perspectives: the first includes the view of the municipal and regional planning authorities, the second is based on spatial accessibility mapping using GIS-data, and the third includes a public participatory perspective where we will use the art-and city development project ‘The Kitchen Square’ ( as an arena for such processes. This approach will deepen our understanding of the role of architecture/urban planning in relation to the living conditions provided and urban opportunities for enhanced ethnic minorities, migrants and other groups with poor socioeconomic resource accessibility and mobility, comparing this with experiences from London and Berlin.


Main Conferences

The Stockholm conference was arranged at Marabouparken May 23 and at the Kitchen Square in Hallonbergen with exhibitions. In total there were 70 participants including the international guests.


Workshops and Seminars

The Stockholm node arranged three workshops that structured the collaboration of the stakeholders/actors. KTH, Stockholm Region, City of Sundbyberg and Marabouparken.

  • Project launch 14th of June 2021.

The Stockholm Actors Meetings were held at Marabouparken, however in a hybrid format due to the pandemic and its restrictions;

  • 1 September 2021.
  • 16 November 2021.
  • 8 March 2022.

Meetings to prepare for the Kitchen Square: four (4) meetings were held in order to arrange for the conference and Kitchen Square arrangements in May 2022. The Stella Nova Preschool, Property developer Balder, Marabouparken and the City of Sundbyberg beside KTH (Elin Strand Ruin and Ann Legeby).

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The final conference was the final meeting/workshop for the Stockholm partners in May, 23, 2022.


Media and VR videos: 

Dagens Nyheter. 9 September 2022. Ann Legeby & Lars Marcus. Debate article just before the Swedish election where the immigration topic was debated:

Dagens Nyheter. 13 September 2022. Reply, Debate. Ann Legeby & Lars Marcus.

 Arkitekten. Swedish Architects. 28 September 2022. Ann Legeby & Lars Marcus.

Watch a video from the project.MAPURBAN – Mapping Inequalities & The Kitchen Square (English)

MAPURBAN – Mapping Inequalities & The Kitchen Square (Swedish) 


MAPURBAN Stockholm Research Team

Prof. Ann Legeby and Elin Strand Ruin, KTH Architecture.
Stockholm local actors: TRF (Regional Planning Authority), the City of Sundbyberg, and Marabouparken Art Centre.

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