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New project initiative: "Shared History"

Published on 12 October, 2016

TMR scholar Johan Hegardt in cooperation with Färgfabriken, Stockholm.


TMR scholar Johan Hegardt cooperates with contemporary art center Färgfabriken in a project called Shared History.
Shared History is a Creative Europe funded project with the goal of critically connecting the different understandings and reactions on the refugee situation that strongly is affecting and dividing Europe on a political and domestic level. The target countries of this project and whose experience and reactions will be intertwined are Sweden, Poland and Latvia.
The main goal of this project is to explore the possibility of generating shared narratives on exile through artistic interpretations. In order to develop these artistic interpretations on contemporary Sweden, Poland and Latvia, will this project connect artist with the experience of exile and non-exile. Through a co-creative process artist are expected to share their understandings and experiences of exile.
The terminology of Shared History, were different or even contradictory experiences on similar historical phenomenon are merged into each other, will be the project’s mental direction, expected to be transformed into a cultural praxis such as public seminars and exhibitions in Stockholm, Gdansk and Riga.
Shared History is a two-year project starting in January 2017. Additional partners are Baltic Sea Culture Centre in Gdansk and Latvia Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga

TMR scholar Johan Hegardt cooperates with contemporary art center Färgfabriken in a project called Shared History.
Shared History is a Creative Europe funded project with the goal of critically connecting the different understandings and reactions on the refugee situation that strongly is affecting and dividing Europe on a political and domestic level.

The target countries of this project and whose experience and reactions will be intertwined are Sweden, Poland and Latvia.

The main goal of the project is to explore the possibility of generating shared narratives on exile through artistic interpretations. In order to develop these artistic interpretations on contemporary Sweden, Poland and Latvia, the project will involve artists with the experience of exile and non-exile. Through a co-creative process artists will share their understandings and experiences of exile.

The terminology of Shared History, where different or even contradictory experiences of similar historical phenomena are merged into each other, will be the project’s mental direction, expected to be transformed into a cultural praxis in the shape of public seminars and exhibitions in Stockholm, Gdansk and Riga.

Shared History is a two-year project starting in January 2017. Additional partners are Baltic Sea Culture Centre in Gdansk and Latvia Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga.

Link to Färgfabriken here.

Contact: johan.hegardt[at]sh.se

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