Viktoria Walldin

David Batstone

Viktoria Walldin works with one of the world’s most complex and fascinating architectural assignments: moving the Arctic city of Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town. The 20,000 inhabitants are being forced to relocate to new land after mining caused massive cracks in the ground the city is built on.

An anthropologist and expert on social sustainability, Viktoria Walldin’s childhood in project housing in Stockholm sparked her interest in segregation issues. For her, the Kiruna move is a chance to be part of one of the boldest, most radical urban projects of this century.