All basic services are for meant for iron extraction; the rest is only secondary. Yet, people are trying to live meaningful lives, have families, build houses, mown lawns… They are building their homes there. There is a very clear ultimatum floating above that all.
Despite the fact that similar situations such as in Kiruna have already occurred in history, for example in Most, Czech Republic, this case is unique. The city has used its difficult situation and made it into a sensation.
The newspapers from all around the world has started writing about the little city above the polar circle, with its 15 000 inhabitants, which is to become the most modern city in the world. But how do the people that live there feel about the relocation?
What does Kiruna mean for them and how do they imagine their ideal city? Are they in charge of their own lives or are they just victims of a predetermined cycle?