Harbour Works

(work in progress)


Malmö is a growing city in southern Sweden. Bit by bit, the city’s former industrial port area near the Öresund coast is being exploited into new modern residential and office areas. Originally one of Sweden’s large heavy industry cities dominated by Kockums shipyard both as an employer for a large part of the population and also as an identity marker for the working – class city of Malmö. Since the industrial downturn some forty years ago, Malmö has changed its face to become a city of knowledge with the new university in the hope of developing new innovative companies for the Malmö of the future. Since I moved to a district at the edge of the parts of the harbor that are currently undergoing these changes, I have documented the old structures and buildings as well as the process of change in the area that is intended to be the “New Harbor” within the next fifteen years.