Aleksandra Mir

Narvik Superstars

NARVIK—Every year between 160 and 180 children are born in Narvik, a city threatened to become vacated. During the next 5-7 years about 1000 children will be born. All these children will be given a star in the pavement of the new city area. In this way the exclusive is turned into the popular through a local recycling of the "star culture" where every newborn baby will become a star in its own life. Simultaneously the project represents a local mobilization to increase the population of Narvik. The project stretches over several years, and will become a permanent collection. Every year a ceremony is to be held when the new stars are revealed...

Per Gunnar Tverbakk, Narvik Superstars, Nordland County Council, Bodo, 2004