Pustervik / Saltet på Ringön
Göteborg, SE

Johan (“Red Top”) is born and raised in Gothenburg and has been working as an organizer since the late 80’s and he is one of the founders of the venue Pustervik. His ambition has always been to strengthen the city of Gothenburg and position it as a music city and he has never hesitated to discuss this with politicians or officials. In his opinion, politics is a natural part of culture and we have a shared responsibility to make sure we improve the conditions for our future generation of organizers and cultural workers.

He states that “a lot of positive things has happened since I started in the business, but there are still many issues that need to be solved”. Johan is currently also involved with an urban development project in an area of Gothenburg called Ringön, where the aim is to give space to creativity a bit off center of mainstream culture.