Arts and cultural activities, Democracy and participation

Under the same sky

Creators

Who is behind this?

Sara Json Lindmark

Norrbottens Museum

https://www.norrbottensmuseum.se

Sweden

Idea Sketch | Proposal

Proposal

Idea pitch

The stories from people in the Barents area will meet in the digital exhibition room. But how? We will try to find a method to create understanding for different perspectives on history and present . Maybe we can find common denominators? For example when a unaccompanied refrugee gets integrated can historical objects/phenomena be common or different? Every history must be treated equally. In a “hot spot” area will burning topics be allowed to be published and related to historical layers.

Where will your idea take place?

Barents

Why does Europe need your idea?

Barents area shares several features: natural resources have favored contacts since prehistory. Nationalization and modernization have affected all inhabitants, particularly indigenous peoples. One consequence is selective understandings of history, depending on life histories and political agendas. Last decade, the area has gained self-esteem in a global context, from national peripheries to global centers of IT infrastructure and tourism, corresponding with a reconsideration of history.

What is your impact?

Norrbottens museum wants to create an innovative platform for dialogue - a place for meetings and exhibitions - integrated with social media, where stakeholders in the Barents area through meeting the diversity of history can get perspective of their present. The project promotes an understanding for the diverse present and past through exhibiting practices and relationships that transgresses present borders of geography and identity.

How do you get there?

The stories from people in the Barents area will meet in the digital exhibition room. But how? We will try to find a method to create understanding for different perspectives on history and present . Maybe we can find common denominators? For example when a unaccompanied refrugee gets integrated can historical objects/phenomena be common or different? Every history must be treated equally. In a “hot spot” area will burning topics be allowed to be published and related to historical layers. This will allow a democratic process in how we form our Barents history in relation to Europe.

What is your story?

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Who are you doing it for?

The target group are a wide group of ages and national origin. We will focus on finding unaccompanied refrugees since we belive that their stories will reveal knowledge about our cultural history, attitudes and what it really means to become/be integrated in the northern sphere of Europe.

What makes your idea stand apart?

The innovation lies in the method of collecting and publish contemporary stories in relation to traditional historical facts. And in finding a exciting way of communicate it through a digital arena/exhibition that will be able to reach out to a wide range of people in Europe.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 100000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Programming: 30000 Production:10000 Workshop leader: 10000

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

The digital exhibition will be an innovative way of get direct feedback, ideas and inspiration in the Norrbottens Museums mission to collect and communicate the history and future of the area.

Team

Nbm

Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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