01 | Deconstruction and analysis of the EU Commission Application Grant for which the International exhibition Shared History was developed - analysis of key premise and word use by both EU Commission and Färgfabrieken as the main applicant


02 | Shared History: Cultural policy and the idea of measurable culture unfolded through graphic design, with Daniel Urey, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, SE.


Graphic deconstructions for Shared HistoryFägfabrieken, Stockholm, Sweden

The designers Gabriel Maher and Isabel Mager stand for a graphic deconstruction of the project application. By dissecting the bureaucratic graphical interface, the idea of measurable culture and its instrumental purpose is clarified.

Shared History is an EU-funded project that brings together newly arrived and established artists in the Baltic Sea Region. The artists' views do not necessarily need to correspond to each other, but they must be able to relate to each other when they explore critical methods of narrative and co-creation in a time of polarized discussions of history and identity.

Shared History is a cross-disciplinary project with the goal of critically connecting and artistically interpreting the different reactions on the refugee situation that are strongly affecting, shaping and dividing the European Union, on both a political and domestic level. With a Baltic scope, the project's creative research process will approach issues such as policy making, judicial and geographical borders, statistics, identity, public opinion and post-truth information related to migration and integration in Sweden, Poland and Latvia.

Commissioned by Färgfabriken, Stockholm, SE, 2018.


03 | Shared History: Why the Baltic Sea Region? with Daniel Urey, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, SE.

04 | Shared History exhibition handout