2019 shortlists

17,000
by Skaparkollektivet Forma

This installation by Skaparkollektivet Forma features 17,000 small artworks, which represent the number of young people expected to be deported from Sweden to Afghanistan.

In the debate on migration, living human beings tend to be transformed into anonymous volumes. One figure that made an impression on Swedish design collective Forma was 17,000, as the number of adolescent immigrants expected to be deported. The studio wanted to make the number 17,000 visible and show that it is not just an anonymous volume. The work attempts to show that behind every number there is an individual person. Over 1,500 artists contributed to the production of the installation.

Designer: Skaparkollektivet Forma
Project: 17,000
Shortlisted for: Installation design

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