Malmö Arab Film Festival

Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) is an intercultural platform for diversity and tolerance. The festival is widely regarded as one of the most influential and largest festival with an Arabic cinema focus and offers a platform for collaboration between the Nordic and Arab film industries. MAFF is the largest festival with an Arabic cinema focus…

Banditsagor

Banditsagor is a touring independent theatre company based in Malmö. It was established in 2008 and performs in kindergartens, schools and libraries all around Sweden. “We have always the collective storytelling at the centre. Regardless of whether we perform improvisations or fairy tale theatre, we and our work is only a tool to focus on…

Workshop: Art for Integration

In the morning session we presented and discussed a typology of govermentalization. In the afternoon workshop we worked with the typology to critically reflect on the social relevance of the artistic work the participants had engaged with. We also looked at Swedish cultural policy goals, discussed their relevance to the participants’ work, and discussed what indicators are…

Art for Integration

Cities increasingly use artistic and cultural activities to promote active citizenship and social cohesion. We suggest that city-sponsored cultural and artistic practices in Sweden are finding a new discursive context in migration. In this article, we look at two artistic and cultural institutions in Malmö, Sweden: Arena 305 and Drömmarnas hus. We develop a typology…