Gothenburg City Triennial
Gothenburg’s City Triennial is a platform for discussing and jointly creating a city. A forum for discussion and debates concerning the most urgent city development issues in which both industry and the general public are invited to contribute. Together, we are exploring new ways of taking, giving and creating space in the conversation about the city.
The City Triennial is part of Gothenburg’s 400th Anniversary celebrations and is taking place every third year up to and including 2021 The inspiration for Gothenburg’s City Triennial comes from the people of Gothenburg. The arrangement commenced in 2015 and is being driven by the city planning office in broad collaboration with, among others, Gothenburg City’s administrations, companies and institutions, academia and various associations.
Arrangements in 2015, 2018 and 2021
Gothenburg City Triennial is aimed at creating open forums concerning the city development and involving the people of Gothenburg in that development. Gothenburg City Triennial is taking place every third year (2015, 2018 and 2021) but with the conversation continuing in a smaller scale between those years.
The City Triennial is a platform that prompts joint discussions and helps people to work collectively to shape the city.
An open city development forum
Gothenburg City Triennial was held on 19 – 22 September 2018. There were many participants in the discussion about the future of Gothenburg. In total there were more than 70 programme items around the city which included discussions, presentations, film viewings, exhibitions, practical construction and workshops.