Project: Propaganda – Beware!
Client: The Living History Forum (Forum för Levande Historia)
The Living History Forum is a Swedish public authority that uses the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity to work on issues such as tolerance, democracy and human rights.
Today in society we are bombarded by information and many people and organizations want to influence how we think and behave. This creates great democratic opportunities, but also puts a lot of responsibility on us as receivers of the messages and our ability to critical thinking. The exhibition shows how "the good society" was highlighted in propaganda in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the 1930s and 40s. The exhibition is also about today's media society, what controls the media flow and how receptive we are. We believe that those who understand the mechanisms of propaganda also have the ability to think critically and see through manipulative messages.
Propaganda – Beware! is a traveling exhibition. It is primarily targeted to 13-19 years old and comes with a workshop program for school classes.
Expology worked in close cooperation with the Living History Forum and several scientists, in the roles as exhibition producer and designer, with responsibility for driving the process through content strategy, concept and realization.