September 28 2017
THE PERMIT UNIT
As part of the GIBCA 2017 extended program, The Swedish Freedom Agency’s new Mobile Office will be present in Central Gothenburg for three days, starting September 28th. On first come first serve basis, a Special Permit Unit will offer the public expert assistance and issue a great variety  of relevant personalized permits.
>> read more
August 16 2017
SWEDEN’S LARGEST PROVIDER OF FREEDOM
Nöjesguiden writes about Frihetsförmedlingen, it’s history, originators, intentions and plans for the future, in the August edition. 
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June 19 2017
POLYPHONY UNDER A PEAR TREE
Tuesday, June 20, 18-20, the City Fugue Project organizes an open conversation in the shadow of August Palm's pear tree at the Malmö City Hall inner courtyard. “Does art have a potential to create action areas where people can form a city together?”
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May 15 2017
INTERSPACES IN THE CITY
An open conversation will be held at Skånes konstförening on Tuesday 16 May at 16-18, hosted by the project City Fugue. “What if strategies and methods developed to organize music were to guide urban development processes?” 
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June 1 2017
FRIHETSFÖRMEDLINGEN AT CANDYLAND
The Swedish Freedom Agency visits Candyland over the summer. During the opening weekend freedom-seekers in the Stockholm area are invited to come and meet their Personal Freedom Administrator, get individual permissions issued, etc. For the remainder of the exhibition period, the office will be unmanned, but the installation is free to visit and experience from the outside.  
>> Candyland Gallery
April 25 2017

POP-UP CALL-CENTER
The Control Group performs a pop-up call center in Seved, Malmö on Tuesday April 25, as part of the Meteor project “Conflicting Spaces”. Our objective is to gather comparable data regarding how residents of Seved perceive their neighbourhood in relationship to the project’s curatorial statement.
>> more info and short video  
October 6 2016
OPEN FREEDOM LAB
Frihetsförmedlingen is hosting an open meeting at Österängens konsthall 7-8 October 2016. For two days, we will gather freedom seekers, scholars, experts, practitioners and the general public to discuss and examine the role of freedom in today's and tomorrow's society. Our program includes a great width of perspectives conveyed in theory and practice through open discussions, inspiring lectures and freedom exercises.
>> Open Freedom Lab
July 1 2016
THE ART OF DOING NOTHING
Saturday 2 July 2016 at 14:00 Frihetförmedlingen organizes a public manifestation in Gothenburg, at Kungsportsplatsen, where we will exercise the art of doing nothing for twenty minutes. I will be on site (by “Kopparmärra”), along with John Huntington, at 1:30 pm, to give instructions and hand out start numbers.
>> more info (Facebook Event)
December 11 2015
AFTER LABOUR
Together with artist John Huntington I am participating in the exhibition ”After Labour” 12 Dec 2015 – 21 Feb 2016 at Kalmar Konstmuseum. As initiators of Frihetsförmedlingen (The Swedish Freedom Agency) we are invited to give our view on the relation between labour, value and capitalism. For the duration of the exhibition, visitors are invited to experience freedom seeking at the Freedom Office on site.  
>> Kalmar Konstmuseum
November 17 2015
“MEET OR MEASURE..”
The Conversatory participates in Folkbildarforums conference “Mätas eller Mötas”, November 17-18, in Linköping. Together with Per Johansson and Fredrik Björk I will lead two separate conversatories, related to the conference program. 
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November 6 2015
THE CONVERSATION AS A COMMONS
November 6-7, the Conversatory travels to Bologna, Italy, to present our paper “The Conversation as Commons” in the format of a Conversatory at the 1st IASC Thematic Conference on the Urban Commons.
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October 22 2015
FIRST REGIONAL FREEDOM OFFICE
In October Frihetsförmedlingen inaugurates its first permanent office, in Hässleholm in the south of Sweden. The regional office will be open on weekdays 10-12, for anyone in need to discuss options, support structures and strategies for emancipation with our skilled freedom officers. 
>> Frihetsförmedlingens regionkontor
August 12 2015
HIDDEN ART CONVERSATIONS
The Conversatory participates in the Meteor exhibition “Dold konst 2015” with two public Conversatories, on the hidden and the open. The talks will be taking place in “Konversatorielunden”, Kungsparken, Malmö  
>> read more
June 1 2015

DARING INNOVATION CONVERSATORIES
As part of the Skåne Region Innovation Week 2015 program, the Conversatory will turn up in Kristianstad, Lund, Malmö and Höör. Our theme: “Do we dare to become the most innovative region in Europe by 2020?” Click for more details:
>> read more
May 2 2015

RIGHT TO USE THE CITY
The Conversatory performs a marathon-conversation at “Makroskopet”, May 4-9, as part of Framtidsveckan Sofielund. It will be wide-open conversations, and besides the exciting guests we’ve invited, we are hoping that a lot of interested and interesting participants will turn up!
>> read more
April 25 2015
FRIHETSFÖRMEDLINGEN POP-UP
As a part of Inkonst’s series of talks “The New Avantgarde”, “labour” will be treated on Tuesdag April 28, 4-9 pm. Frihetsförmedlingen is participating with a pop-up office, and welcomes the general public to meet our professional Freedom Officers. 
>> facebook event
January 23 2015
NEW FREEDOM OFFICE AT GALLERY 54
Together with artist John Huntington, I’m proud to present Frihetsförmedlingens 2nd office, at Galleri 54 in Gothenburg, 23-25 January 2015. We are welcoming freedom seekers, who can meet their personal freedom counselor, evaluate their potential freedom, set up an emancipation plan or just discuss free choices, or the difference between labour and work.
>> Galleri 54
November 20 2014
FRIHETSFÖRMEDLINGEN OPENS AT CIRKULATIONSCENTRALEN
Frihetsförmedlingen’s (≈The Freedom Agency) premiere local office will open at CirkulationsCentralen in Malmö over the weekend 21-22 November. Frihetsförmedlingen is Sweden’s largest provider of freedom, with a mission to promote a stronger free sector, reduce wage labor and increase freedom for all individuals. Frihetsförmedlingen is initiated by me and artist John Huntington and we are procucing this office together with a staff of eager and professional freedom officers.
>> Frihetsförmedlingen
>> CirkulationsCentralen
September 10 2013

THINK SPACE MALMÖ
Friendly is proudly producing the first Think Space conference on relational and network-based urban development in Sweden, in collaboration with the Danish organisation GivRum and Malmö stad. The conference will be held September 17-19 2013 at former Andy’s Lekland in Sofielund Malmö, and the program is packed with interesting talks and seminars. Don’t miss!
>> more info
>> Facebook event
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