Case Study 4: The Church Area of Fisksätra, Stockholm

  • Johan Liljestrand


This case study highlights the interplay between different levels of smaller and larger spatial scales in an interreligious neighbourhood project in Stockholm, Sweden. The interreligious project is aiming to integrate a mosque with the current church building, operating with different materials and media in its public representations. On a small micro level, artefacts enact the project as a means for its public realisation, using micro model representations in front of the visiting public the image of a house-in-the-making and as an example of peaceful living in Sweden. By hosting the building project, the urban district also becomes an ideal city model for integration in a multicultural (liberal) Sweden in public media. The church area as a place for peacebuilding is symbolically locating the church area on Swedish national territory as a promising example of peace and a model directed outside the neighbourhood.


Neighbourhood Scales Urban district Church area National territory Ideal city 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Liljestrand
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  1. 1.Department of Cultural StudiesUniversity of GävleGävleSweden

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