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The Swedish Public Freedom Service (Swedish: Frihetsförmedlingen) is an art project that considers itself a "self-organising authority", running since 2014 by the artists Lars Noväng and John Huntington.[1][2][3][4] Frihetsförmedlingen claims to be Sweden's largest provider of freedom.[5][6]

The website is a clear paraphrase of the Swedish Public Employment Service. According to Noväng, the Freedom Service reflects the approach to work: freedom must be provided at all costs, without any reflection on why this should be so. The message of the Freedom Service comes through because of our relationship with bureaucracies. Noväng also argues that changes in the last 200 years or so have always been shifts in power, while not much that is fundamental to the construction of society has changed. We are largely marinated in the belief that waged work must be central.[7]

The freedom Service has also provided freedom brokers to the public. Something they have done in a number of places such as Gothenburg, Kalmar, Boden, Varberg and Norrköping.[8][9][10][11][12]


  1. ^ Grape, Klara, De vill vara Sveriges största förmedlare av frihetHär förmedlas frihet att utforska, vol. Kyrkfönstret nr 2 2020, Berling MediaAlm, Anni (15 April 2019), Handelsnytt testar förmedlingen för frihet, HandelsnyttIronin i imitationen blir mindre kul i längden, Göteborgsposten, 24 September 2018Engelbrektson, Lotta (22 July 2019), "Frihet är inte detsamma som fritid"
  2. ^ "VERKSTAD KONSTHALL" (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  3. ^ Segraeus, Sara (25 September 2019). "Frihetsförmedling öppnar kontor i Norrköping – Norrköpings Tidningar". (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Fri att ta ansvar för en hållbar värld". Syre (in Swedish). 17 February 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Handelsnytt testar förmedlingen för frihet – Handelsnytt" (in Swedish). 15 April 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  6. ^ Röd, Nöjesguidad: Kapten; stå, New Order vet vart krogskåpet ska; frihet, De vill vara Sveriges största förmedlare av. "De vill vara Sveriges största förmedlare av frihet". NÖJESGUIDEN (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Frihetsförmedlingen". issuu. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  8. ^ "TRÄFFA EN FRIHETSHANDLÄGGARE I KALMAR! | Kalmar konstmuseum" (in Swedish). 15 January 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  9. ^ Mårtensson, Ulf (13 April 2019). "Frihetsförmedling på Gylleboverket". Kristianstadsbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  10. ^ Erlandsson, Martin (22 September 2018). "Konstnärlig byråkrat ska förmedla frihet". (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Swedish Public Freedom Service in Boden". Lars Noväng. 21 February 2022. Retrieved 26 June 2022.
  12. ^ "Göteborgs Internationella Konstbiennal 2017" (PDF). (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 August 2023.