Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Umeå sells alternative culture center – Vasterbotten Courier

Umeå municipality sells roundhouse, the premises unlike the newly built cultural center fabric acts as the alternative Umeå’s own cultural center.

The municipality has previously gone agrees to lease the premises to the Association Umeå cultural center that has rent art straight ahead to 2019, according to Swedish Radio.

The City Council, however, decided on Monday evening to roundhouse will be sold to the highest bidder. A local businessman said to be willing to pay 5.1 million.

Sara Meidell, Cultural Affairs at the Västerbotten Courier, describes the sale as “a waste of cultural capital” in a column.


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