The image of Gothenburg is today split and differs depending on who you ask. The city is bubbling with startups, cultural life and growth – all at the same time as it is being torn apart by segregation. We see new residential areas grow every day but young people find it difficult to find their own home and the polarization is growing.
Our mission is to find out the facts, no matter what the opinions of different groups are. We will describe the gaps and differences that exist, but at the same time highlight our similarities – and common challenges. Our journalism should be sharp, true and credible. With the help of us you should understand the world better.
Our social experiment, called “Fördomstolen”, challenges our prejudices and how we see other people. Join us at the festival area or go to gp.se/fördomstolen to learn more about prejudices, why we have them and how we can get better at managing them. Together, we can reduce the fact gap and contribute to a city that we can share together. With real journalism, we are hitting the prejudices.
Way Out West shows off Gothenburg from its best side and everything the city has to offer. The festival’s focus on inclusion, sustainability, the in-depth conversation where everyone can be heard and of course the music’s unifying power feels like a given context for Göteborgs-Posten.