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Kista’s Three Towers, Stockholm

 Kista is home to three of the tallest buildings in Sweden: The Science Tower (124m), Kista Torn (117.88m) and the Scandic Victoria Tower (117.45m) dominate the area.

 

Kista is the technical hub, not just of Sweden, but arguably , of the world, second only to California’s Silicon Valley. The suburb, 20 minutes north of Stockholm, is home to some of the biggest names in technology: IBM, Ericsson, Tele2 Sverige and the Swedish Institute of Computer Science.  What makes Kista such an interesting place is the juxtaposition of the high-tech employees with the incredible blend of immigrants which live close by, people from Somalia, Syria, Kurdistan, Eritrea, Bosnia, Central Asia, South America, Turkey, Iran and Iraq.

I teach art at Intertnationella Engelska Skolan (IES) in Kista. The school is situated in part of the former teaching buildings of the Institute of Computer Science.

When I was asked to paint a mural for the Central Zone area of the school I immediately thought of Kista’s three towers. In my picture I wanted to mix the sharp modern shapes of technology with the vibrant colours of the different cultures which make up the demographic of Kista.

Here is the mural from start to finish 

Kista's Three Towers in Stockholm

Kista’s Three Towers

A few more photos of Kista 






 

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