Att flytta en hundraåring. En studie om omlokaliseringen av kulturinstitutionen Göteborgs Konsthall
In this essay, we investigate how culture can be used in political decisions and in urban transformation in Gothenburg. To exemplify this, we use Göteborgs Konsthall and its relocation to Slakthuset in Gamlestaden. By interviewing Konsthallens unit manager and Higab's business developer for Slakthuset, as well as examining documents relating to the relocation, we want to find out what the relocation process has looked like and what thoughts there are regarding the move of Göteborgs Konsthall. Our interest has also been in investigating the accessibility of the locations, the participants' thoughts about target groups and how cultural capital can be visible in a location. Through survey responses, we have seen indications that Götaplatsen can contribute to a perceived smaller cultural capital, which contributes to reduced accessibility. The proposed location in Slakthuset is perceived by both survey informants and the head of unit at Göteborgs Konsthall as more welcoming and can thus increase the accessibility of Konsthallen. The mental and physical barriers can be reduced due to the design of Slakthuset and the informality of the area.