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ABOUT FISKSÄTRA MUSEUM – SHORT INTRO


WHY A MUSEUM?
The museum started as a project and with a question:
How could a museum take place and create meaning in a local community like Fisksätra?
A local community characterized by migration, the inhabitants come from just about 125 nations.
A museum that through multiple processes work with focus on:
The both local and global heritage in Fisksätra.
Development of knowledge, both informal and formal, in different fields through art processes / workshops.
Specific place related issues such as recurrent local experiences of lack of possibilities of adequite participation and lack of political power.
Urban development with urban justice.

And could such a museum in a longer perspective add to different dimensions of empowerment?




HOW?
We regard our visitors, all ages, as potential participants. Our local visitors help us ”make” the museum when they take part in projects, suggest new initiatives, new possible projects.

The museum works mainly through the Arts, different Art forms, and continually collect, exhibit and stage the inhabitants global heritage / life stories and other stories, art / images, patterns etc, music, art of cooking and other traditions. But we also through Community Art focus on questions considered important by the inhabitants such as: experiences of migration, unemployment, inequality and racism, lacking development of local schools, needed urban development, municipality politics and not being listened to.




LOCAL AND GLOBAL HERITAGE
Working in the museum we see this local heritage or rather these heritages as an ongoing movement, literally walking about. Memories carried in bodies. A dense mass of global experiences of different cultural, political, economic and social conditions influencing their lives elsewhere and here.

We collect the inhabitants life stories, the interviews go deep, we don´t use any formulas. When approved by the interviewed we exhibit their stories as soundfiles or video.

In collaboration with locals of all ages, among them also local artists, we stage projects, produce performances in different art forms to make these heritages both visible and alive.




RECENT PROJECTS
During 2017–2019 Fisksätra museum is part of state funded national initiative Kreative Platser, much inspired by Creative Places an initiative funded by the British Art Council some years ago. The initiative has focus on giving access and create many layers of possibilities to take part as public or participant in cultural activities independent of social or economic circumstances.



Some examples:
Sound coreography and Food Performance A Drop Red as Blood in a Blue Sea, in collaboration with local artists, Fisksätra Talented Women and others.
Creating Fisksätra Film Festival, a summer jobproject for local youths.
Fisksätra Karneval / We are all in the Same Sea, in collaboration with local artists.
Exhibition Food – Women in Fisksätra about food, memories and place. The exhibition is the first step towards publishing a cook book in collaboration with Fisksätra Talented Women, a network that is an initiative by the museum.

Larger school projects in four local schools. Focus on empowerment and enhancing wide and deep literacy through recurrent workshops in animation, filmmaking, photo, writing, music and poetry, philosophical talks and drama etc.




NOT JUST LOCAL
Parallell to our work locally Fisksätra museum also takes initiatives on a national and international level.
International Art Residence, two weeks 2013 in collaboration with a European network and three artists from France and Italy.
National conference URB-Z in Fisksätra, 2014. Researchers, professionals, activists met during two days in discussions on migration, poverty, local urban development / urban justice, Community Art / local participation with focus on empowerment.

With the aim to deepen the Swedish public discussion on local communities with large migrant populations the museum in 2016 launched a national report:
What is Fisksätra? Everyday Life, Perspectives on Power, Movements, 2016.




WHAT´S ON?
Exhibition Food – Women in Fisksätra about food, memories and place. The exhibition is the first step towards publishing a cook book in collaboration with Fisksätra Talented Women, a network that is an initiative by the museum.






VISIT
Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11am – 3 pm
Please contact us for visits at other times, mail: info@fisksatramuseum.se
Adress: Fisksätra torg 13, Fisksätra, just about twenty minutes from Slussen
Getting here: By bus to Forum Nacka, then change to bus 465