Intighet (Nothingness) – Lund, Sweden - Atlas Obscura

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Intighet (Nothingness)

The indecision over what to place in this square was immortalized with a plaque.  


Every city is filled with statues and plaques that commemorate important locations, events, and history. These memorials are placed by local governments in public places or by landowners on private property. During the 1980s, a major debate ensued over the location of such a monument in Lund.

The discussion of what to place on Kraft torg was a long one. Some suggested an equestrian statue of Cnut the Great, but others were opposed. The discussions dragged on for so long that it became an inside joke of sorts, a joke that was immortalized by the Uarda Academy with a plaque. 

The group put down the small plaque in 1983 that translates to, “Nothingness. The statue was erected by the UARDA academy.” It was meant to commemorate the city’s inability to make a decision.

At one point, the plaque was stolen and a new plaque was placed to commemorate the previous version. However, once it was returned, both remained at the location. 

Eventually, the city decided not to place a statue at the site, and the plaque was moved to the center of the square as a reminder of the event. 

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