what is to become of the Swedish problem child?
Did you know that Sweden is one of Europe’s most segregated, marginalized and enclaved countries? The public opinion usually talks about the financial weaker suburbs as the Swedish problem child (yes in singular – that is förorten). You seldom hear anything positive about these housing areas unless it’s from some dedicated inhabitant that know the areas well enough to disregard its social stigma. Somehow they feel safe and at home and that’s what it’s all about. These places have great potential but “whoever is in charge” keeps looking at material aspects instead of the social ones – the ones that actually matters. But still, what is to become of the Swedish problem child?