As the bridge was being closed off, this only allowed a 4 day install and 1—2 day takedown. "Due to the limited time it made sense to design the structure around four shipping containers which provided dry secure spaces for the various workshops to inhabit and scaffolding that was quick to put up and take down. As we were in such a prominent position on a bridge we wanted to give people views that at any other time were not possible. We constructed platforms for viewing and relaxing." says Morag

2015 Kulturfestival’s theme was ‘United Kingdom’, the events department of the City’s arts and culture section of the City of Stockholm together with the British Council put together a diverse collaboration of events for the Festival.

A dramatic 10m high temporary landmark forms a striking gateway situated on Norrbro bridge over Norrström, Sweden with the historical backdrop of the Riksdag building & the Royal Palace

For the 10th Anniversary of the festival Morag was asked by the British Council and Claes Karlsson, creative director of the Festival, to design a structure that was eye catching and fun and at the same time functional.

Elements of the installation were painted by a group of young people, all paid. Morag collaborated with the British poet Yemisi Blake who worked with groups of young people on the outskirts of the city to write poems mixing english and swedish that adorned the central tower of the installation.

British Council 
Stockholms Kulturfestival
City of Stockholm

Norrbro Bridge 
Stockholm, Sweden

Morag Myerscough &
Luke Morgan

Yemisi Blake

Morag Myerscough
Luke Morgan

Temporary Installation
August 2015 

Project Legacy
Scaffolding and shipping
containers were hired.
Painted panels given to
the community involved.

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