The Venue

The venue for Konflikt is set to be Uppsala University Hall. The main building of the city’s great
academic seat was built in the 1880s, and is to this day actively used for lectures, concerts,
conferences and celebrations. It was designed by Swedish architect Herman Teodor Holmgren
in the Italian renaissance Beaux-Arts style. It’s Grand Auditorium seats 1800 people.

In 2016 the building was closed down for extensive renovation. In the following year changes
were made to both the building’s exterior and interior, primarily in order to make the building
more accessible to students and visitors, as well as make upgrades to electricity, tech and acoustics.

Food and drink is not permitted in the auditorium or the lecture halls. Uppsala University
is a cultural landmark, which only allows for food and drink in designated areas, for example
the main entry hall.
(As common with venues in Sweden, you are not allowed to bring your own alcohol.)

Picture by Ann-Sofi Cullhed – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,