Merging contemporary European societies with the experiences of refugees, thus creating a window of opportunity for a shared history.
Shared History is a cross-disciplinary project with the goal of critically connecting and artistically interpreting the different reactions on the refugee situation that are strongly affecting, shaping and dividing the European Union member states on a political and domestic level. With a Baltic scope, the project’s creative research process will approach issues such as policy making, judicial and geographical borders, statistics, identity, public opinion and post-truth information related to migration and integration in Sweden, Poland and Latvia.
This will be investigated through artistic interpretations – created through intertwining established artist in Sweden, Poland and Latvia with artists who recently arrived as refugees – with the goal of investigating and visualizing how experiences of migration and integration are merged into a shared history!
Open House at NCK, Gdansk (Poland). The process of research and idea production is opened up for the public in a Polish context.
Shared History meets the public in a Swedish context: Open House at Färgfabriken, Stockholm (Sweden).
Shared History meets the public an a Latvian context; Open House at LCCA, Riga (Latvia).
April - June 2018
Exhibition in Gdansk (Poland), Riga (Latvia) and Stockholm (Sweden).
Public program with talks, seminars and/or workshops at the three venues.
Throughout the project:
Collateral program: activities by or in collaboration with different partners in each city.
Project coordinator: Färgfabriken, Stockholm
Phone +46 76 812 94 33
Phone:+46 73 684 27 23
Project Partner: Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk
Project Partner: Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union