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Färgfabriken Projects

Färgfabriken operates as a cultural platform within the fields of art and architecture, and works with issues and challenges that affect society. Over the years we have seen that our activities have filled a gap, by providing positive contributions and helping generate new ideas and concepts.

Färgfabriken has over twenty years of experience working across sectors, with a method based on a diverse network and collaborations between different interests. The projects are initiated either by Färgfabriken or through collaborations and commissions. We cooperate with political scientists, artists, researchers, and many other actors in Sweden and abroad. In recent years we have collaborated with, and been given supported by, a variety of organisations and companies with different specialisations such as: Challenges Forum, Forum Syd, Vasakronan, the Swedish Institute, Sweco, The Swedish State Department and the Stockholm Municipality Planning Office. For more information about how we work and the diverse outcomes, see the examples below, or browse through our archive.

Image above: The project Mission in Motion exhibited at the UN headquarters in New York, 2016.

Expanded Societies

Expanded Societies

Expanded Societies focuses on the future of sustainable, smart, connected communities. A technology-driven society that takes care of the planet's resources in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner. Expanded Societies is a project that will examine how technology affects our lives, but it's more than a technology forum. The intention is to scan what is happening now and in the near future, from different perspectives, capturing current research and trends. The ambition is to create a lab with several partners from different fields to give an overview and comprehensive picture of the development, which is so fast that it is difficult to foresee. We want to create new opportunities and positive consequences for the future. With Expanded Societies we want to challenge, influence and create contexts, understanding and an exchange of ideas through round table discussions, debates, seminars and exciting exhibitions. The project will run during 2016 - 2018 starting in autumn, 2016.

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Shared History

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!

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Self Build City

Self Build City

Färgfabriken is working in the municipality of Knivsta, north of Stockholm, to develop a program to create an inclusive and resilient district in Alsike. The project will leverage the potential of architecture and culture to contribute to a more inclusive, vibrant and attractive public space. Inspiration comes from international examples as well as from the Swedish tradition of self-built affordable single-family housing, ‘egnahem’, which are being adapted to a contemporary urban context.

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks

Building Blocks is a result of a collaboration between an architect and a client, but in this case the clients are children between 5 and 16 years old. Building Blocks investigates the accepted roles in the building process, specifically the relationship between architect and client. The architect interprets the child's. The results are exhibited as large scale buildings. So far Building Blocks has been exhibited in Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin and Mostar. During the autumn 2016 it will take place in Burma.

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Mission in Motion

Mission in Motion

The exhibition on Mission in Motion: Peace Made Possible tells the story of current UN peace operations without simplifying what is an inherently complex flow of actions and developments. Developed and curated by Färgfabriken and the Challenges Forum in consultation with the UN Departments for Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support, the exhibition Mission in Motion: Peace Made Possible was displayed on the outer wall of the General Assembly, in the Visitors' Lobby of the UN headquarters in New York City from 10 May to 16 June 2016.

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Baltic Dimensions

Baltic Dimensions

In the fall of 2013 six cultural institutions in the Baltic Sea Region focusing on art, citizen’s participation and urban planning initiated a partnership. This Baltic Network formulated a joint strategy to develop, strengthen and cherish a cross national collaboration aimed to promote democracy and enrich dialogue in the present urbanization processes throughout the region. The joint strategy and a common comparative analysis laid the foundation for the research undertaken in spring 2014, pointing out the direction for future activities and further partners. Under the collaborative umbrella Baltic Dimensions there programs are conducted in cities around our shared sea.

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New Urban Topologies

New Urban Topologies

The world is being urbanised at breakneck speed. Exploring our cities from different perspectives is a growing need and allows us to keep pace with this development. Especially relevant in this regard, is the linking of diverse questions of democracy, allied to economic and social segregation within cities’ physical structures. Färgfabriken’s international program, New Urban Topologies is an initiative that rose from such questions. For example, those that challenge the lack of methods for dialogue between the cities’ different voices and interests. Until today, New Urban Topologies operated in the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia.

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ADA Center Mostar

ADA Center Mostar

Färgfabriken has initiated and engaged in the construction of a new cultural center in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in cooperation with the newly formed organization ADA (Center for Architecture, Dialogue and Art) www.cadamostar.com. The agency works with various cultural programs that include art, architecture and urbanism. In this way, ADA strengthens the role of culture in Mostar through workshops, seminars, discussions and exhibitions.

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Experiment Stockholm

Experiment Stockholm

This project raises questions about, and seeks to examine and experiment with, strategies and solutions for dealing with the challenges of a rapidly growing Stockholm. What kind of society are we building for future generations? How are we to cope with unforeseen events? How could the built and the green interact in the city environment? Experiment Stockholm is a laboratory made up of the exhibition spaces, of seminars, debates and other events, and is a collaborative meeting platform for many different actors.

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Stockholm on the Move

Stockholm on the Move

Stockholm on the Move experiments and asks questions about the development and transition of the city of Stockholm. What is Stockholm in a local, regional or global context? How do infrastructure, construction, environment and culture interact with one another? What kind of society are we building for our future generations? Stockholm on the Move is laboratory in which a number of different people have the ability to meet in an experimental environment, through exhibitions, debates and seminars - in Stockholm and around the world.

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Patchwork of Narratives

Patchwork of Narratives

When you enter a city, you enter a story. By enabling cultural institutions and cultural actors to take a more active and strategic role within the framework of urbanization issues, this project promotes sustainable and democratic urban development in Mostar and Beirut. The project creates a requested cross-border dialogue within the city and between the cities different social sectors. The experiences from Beirut and Mostar was presented during autumn 2014 in exhibitions in each city. A joint exhibition at Färgfabriken in winter 2015 highlighted and captured the issues, ideas and experiences raised in Beirut and Mostar.

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