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 is 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!
The SHARED HISTORY project is one of the 12 winning projects within the 2016 Creative Europe call for refugee integration projects – supporting the integration of refugees through cultural, audio-visual and cross-sectoral projects promoting the social inclusion of refugees, increasing mutual understanding, developing cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue, as well as tolerance and respect for other cultures. This website will be continually updated throughout the project period, until the end of 2018.
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