Furhat visit

I’m invited to present the Swedish Public Freedom Service and discuss bureaucracy and AI Development with the amazing crowd working at Furhat Robotics. Joining me, as co-presenter at this closed event, Thursday, October 24th, is Per Johansson, long-standing member of the Freedom Service’s Department for R&D.

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Freedom Office in Norrköping

The Swedish Public Freedom Service opens a new temporary Freedom Office in Norrköping, Saturday, September 28, at Verkstad konsthall. On the opening night – coinciding with Kulturnatten Norrköping – freedom-seekers from the region can meet our Freedom Administrators, have Freedom Permits issued and undergo Freedom Evaluations. Sweden’s Freest Bureaucrat, Cecilia Jonasson, will also be available for personal emancipation planning on first come, first serve-basis.

For the remainder of the exhibition period, the office will be open Wednesday and Thursday, 4-8 PM.

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Freedom Inspection in Kungsbacka

Monday, June 24th, the Supervisory Unit of the Swedish Public Freedom Service carried out a freedom inspection in Kungsbacka.

Our inspectors surveyed the city’s general freedom environment and checked to what extent market solutions risk restricting the freedom of action for the inhabitants of Kungsbacka.

Photo: Otto Mogren

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Latest News on Wage Slavery

Latest news on wage slavery (Senaste nytt om löneslaveriet) is an Easter show at Gylleboverket, featuring works by Daria Bogdanska, Frida Klingberg, Frihetsförmedlingen, Johannes Samuelsson, Magdalena Nordin, Kanslibyrån and Sonia Hedstrand.

Gylleboverket, Östra Vemmerlöv
19-21 april 2019, kl 12-17

The exhibition is curated by Sonia Hedstrand and produced by Etta Säfve & Jona Elfdahl.


Network of Free Bureaucrats

The second national meeting with the Network of Free Bureaucrats will take place at NAV in Stockholm.

The exciting afternoon starts with an inspirational lecture by the philosopher Jonna Bornemark, and will then continue with exercises and conversations. Finally there will be vegan dinner and drinks.

This is the second of the three national meetings with the network. The first one took place in Gothenburg, December 1st last year, and the third and final meeting in this round will be in Malmö later in 2019.

> more info on the Network of Free Bureaucrats (Swedish only)

Robot Bureaucracy

Sunday,February 24th, Frihetsförmedlingen organizes Robotbyråkrati (Robot Bureaucracy): a meeting on Bureaucracy, Art and Artificial Intelligence at STPLN in Malmö.

In the research project Kim Svensson, AI, Frihetsförmedlingen is investigating various connections between artificial intelligence and bureaucracy, in collaboration with the cognitive scientist Simon Winter.

Now Frihetsförmedlingen presents an afternoon of lectures and discussions, where we can reflect together on the dark side of digitization, the hidden possibilities of bureaucracy and the role of art in a mediated world.

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Basic Course for Freedom Seekers

In collaboration with the artist platform Skogen in Gothenburg, Frihetsförmedlingen gives an evening class including a brief history of labour society, a mapping of the contemporary situation of consumerism and wage-relationships and an introduction to the concepts that Frihetsförmedlingen investigates.

The Basic Course takes place on Monday, December 3rd, at 5 – 7:30 PM, and is part of a series of events during the fall of 2018. For more information see the calendar on the Frihetsförmedlingen website.

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