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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Evacuation Plans, Varbergs konsthall

Frihetsförmedlingen and Kanslibyrån collaborates officially for the first time in the exhibition Utrymningsplaner (Evacuation plans) at Varbergs konsthall.

The entire exhibition focuses on artistic strategies of resistance towards systems of obedience, social hierarchies and bureaucratization.

Utrymningsplaner is curated by Camilla Påhlsson, opens 22 September 2018 and is up until 6 January 2019.

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Sweden’s Freest Bureaucrat

September 1:st this year, Cecilia Jonasson will start her one year long employment as Sweden’s freest bureaucrat (Sveriges friaste byråkrat) at The Swedish Public Freedom Service.

The job is a unique position where Cecilia’s work will promote increased freedom over wage labour for the Swedish general population.

Her contradictory and ambivalent employment is at the same time a performative artwork and a paid position. Cecilia will both be part of and form the artwork together with Frihetsförmedlingen in a lot of activities directed towards both the general public and different institutions.

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Frihetsförmedlingen’s Election Tour 2018

The 2018 super-election year is characterized by important parliamentary elections in September, but we seldom reflect on all the other choices we constantly make.

Many of these everyday life choices we make without thinking, despite their sometimes devastating consequences. And we almost never discuss all the big choices we urgently need to make at the community level – and not talking about this is also a choice.

From July 29 to August 5, the Swedish Public Freedom Service will go on an election tour of our own, to reach and meet vacationing people in Southern Sweden. – What do you choose to do when you don’t have to work, and why?

Follow our journey to keep track of where to meet us and take the opportunity to discuss the really important choices this super-election summer 2018! Look out for us in holiday spots like Ullared and Öland.

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