Our citizens archive tells the counter-official story of Hökarängen.

Despite the global profile of the art gallery, the immediate area is central. At the heart of the organization is the Hökarängen Archive. The archive was founded during the 80's and contains newspaper clippings, photographs, drawings, and bureaucratic documents that all link to Hökarängen and the surrounding area. The archive, which is unique in its kind, is visited by local storytellers as well as foreign researchers. The story of Hökarängen is the story of the Welfare State, of “Folkhemmet” and life in civil organisations. The archive is managed together with a local volunteer group, and is sometimes used as a starting point for artistic activities.

Hökarängens dag (city festival) 1986. Photographer unknown.
Hökarängens dag (city festival) 1986. Photographer unknown.

In addition to the archive material, Hökarängsarkivet also contains a library of literature focusing on urban planning, social organization and citizen initiatives. You can also find  materials from Konsthall C's own history, in the form of publications, posters and artworks.

In 2021, we are developing the archive's content, gathering more stories and perspectives on the neighbourhood. Keep an eye on our program for special initiatives and events. We are constantly working to make the archive more accessible, and for our visitors to be able to take part in the sometimes delicate material in different ways.

Are you interested in the archive and the history of Hökarängen? Contact us at arkiv@konsthallc.se