Index Teen Advisory Board
The Index Teen Advisory Board, which offers paid positions for eight young people from across Stockholm and Uppsala, is an integral part of Index. The board actively supports decision-making, evaluation and programming. The aim is to bring together a group of young people with differing cultural backgrounds, languages and life experiences and reflect together on the role and potential of art and culture today. The board implements ideas into the agenda of the organization.
The 2017/18 Index Teen Advisory Board members are: Désirée Bayibsa, Emmanuel Angelos Zavalis, Mikaela Wei, Viola Flø Brøther, Moa Lundborg, Philip von Schéele, Björn Hjelm and Yasin Safdari
The 2016/17 Index Teen Advisory Board members were: Ahmad Shaffai, Joanna Ptak, Jon Aagaard Andersson, Kajsa Frisk, Kaltum Gure, Ram Alshibli, Razak Abdul Muhebu, and Tilde Lee Björk
For more information contact Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Curator of Learning, at
Supported by Allmänna Arvsfonden and by Stockholms läns Landsting
Index Teen Advisory Board: What power do words enact?
For this meeting the board explored artist manifestos and the power of words. Along with manifestos of modernism such as Dadaist and Futurist manifestos, 1960s highlights such as Fluxus and Gilbert & George and more contemporary examples with Guerilla Girls and Grayson Perry. The board then began to construct their own art manifestos and developed performative modes for sharing these. Index Director Axel Wieder was also in attendance for a Q+A session, answering the boards questions on the role of art, artists and curatorial practices.
Index Teen Advisory Board: What is a life worth?
Responding to the question, what is a life worth?, ITAB met for our October meeting at Index to discuss this together and also visited Bonniers Konsthall exhibition The Image of War, curated by Theodor Ringborg. The group exhibition is about seeing violence in images. The exhibition shows work from more than 30 artists who confront past or present conflicts. In their work the artists deal at once with violence and its image, posing crucial questions about what violent images create, what consequences they have and how they circulate.
Index Teen Advisory Board: Meeting Beth Laurin
On the last Saturday of September, Index Teen Advisory Board Members spent the afternoon at Index, this time together with the artist Beth Laurin. Our meetings are structured in such a way that it includes a round table with the teens and our learning team to talk about relevant issues, then we encounter art in many forms, often in connection with artists and/or other institutions, followed by an evaluation round and next steps towards the next meeting. On September 30th, we had the pleasure of listening to Beth Laurin tell stories behind every artwork in Provisorium and fielding questions from the participants. We then took the bus to Moderna Museet where Beth talked about her sculpture “Del 1” which now stands in Moderna Museet’s gardens. Since we were at Moderna, Kristoffer Svenberg, who heads the youth programs at Moderna gave us a great presentation of his work with young adults in the museum’s board room. It was a special day and a unique opportunity for all of us to share experiences about working with young people in Stockholm and get a first hand account of an artist’s practice from the artist herself.
Index Teen Advisory Board: The First Encounter
Starting up the second year of Index Teen Advisory Board we meet up for a mapping session at Index. Getting to know each other, getting to know Index and most importantly, getting to know all our different contexts that maps out or shared interest in art and cultre. To be continued!
Index Teen Advisory Board 17/18 announced!
Index is proud to announce the new Index Teen Advisory Board, 2017-2018:
Emmanuel Angelos Zavalis, Mikaela Wei, Moa Lundborg, Désirée Bayibsa, Yasin Safdari, Björn Hjelm, Philip von Schéele and Viola Flø Brøther
Index Teen Advisory Board: Zine Release Party
The Zine is out! We conclude the year of Index’ first ever Teen Advisory Board with a Release party. In a collaborative reading some of the participants also give voice to each others texts, continuing the learning process that has run throughout the year. A big thank you to everyone involved, and honorary mentions to Ahmad Shaffi, Joanna Ptak, Jon Aagaard Andersson, Kajsa Frisk, Ram Alshibli, Razak Abdul Muhebu, Tilde Lee Björk, Index Teen Advisory Board 2016/2017, over and out.