How to Move a City - The documentary

The project City Move Interdesign 2009 was planned, organized and run by SVID, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation in cooperation with ICSID, International Council of Societies of Industrial Design. How to Move a City is a documentary film produced by David Wikdahl and filmed during the City Move Interdesign in Gellivare 2009.

The film is about the problems that appear when community – Malmberget in Gellivare - has to move. The expansion of the mine creates a dramatic situation among the inhabitants. The film is about what happens when 40 international architects, city planners and designers work towards finding solutions during a two-week long workshop.

The process and presentations in the film could be adapted and implemented by communities in similar areas around the world.

About How to Move a City

Title: How to Move a City
Produced and directed by: David Wikdahl
Duration: 54:34 minutes
Country of origin: Sweden
Original language: English and Swedish (with subtitles in English)
Year of production: 2009
Materials: Filmed in DVC Pro 50.
Available on PAL Digibeta, international version with separate M/E tracks and anamorphic 16:9 aspect ratio.


DVD for sale for educational purposes

The full length documentary DVD can be used for educational purposes, but should not be shown in public. The price is 95 Euros incl. postage and shipping.
Order the DVD at the bottom of this page

For sale for TV

The documentary is for sale internationally for TV publication on PAL Digibeta, international version with separate M/E tracks and anamorphic 16:9 aspect ratio.

The film is the property and copywright of Ord & Språk, Stockholm, Sweden, and the producer David Wikdahl.  

Please contact for more information about license fee, broadcast rights and more. Ord & Språk, Västgötagatan 19, 118 30 Stockholm, Telephone +46 70 774 57 57. E-mail:

How to Move a City – short version

The documentary is also available in a 17 minutes short version.

For more information, please contact

Claes Frössén
Project Manager City Move Interdesign 2009
SVID, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation 

Order the DVD "How to Move a City"

We will send you the DVD and an invoice of 95 Euros including postage and shipping.

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Image bank

Download images in high resolution of Gellivare, Malmberget and relocation of houses. Find the image bank under Press

Kåkstan - old town in Malmberget


City Move Interdesign is a collaboration between
Organisations behind City Move Interdesign

European Year of Creativity and Innovation

Logotype of Create 2009 - European Year of Creativity and Innovation