Livstycket wants to give women who have immigrated to Sweden the chance to learn the Swedish language and culture while enhancing their self-esteem. Even if the activities are aimed at women, men are, of course, also welcome to participate. Their approach is functional pedagogy. Artistic activities like sewing, embroidery and textile printing are combined with theoretical education in Swedish, social studies and IT. In this way, the words represent a function, a reality and a context. The words "scissors, thread and thank you" are merely words until they acquire and represent a real meaning.
The patterns created are born out of Livstycket’s various projects. The participants draw what they see, feel and experience and then Livstycket’s professional designer turns the sketches into a pattern.
Since 2007 Livstycket has also been active in international projects to strengthen women's self-esteem and position in society.
The exhibition is open to the public from 22 March – 11 April 2013
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Friday 8.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.