A project-collaboration between former ICORN guest writer Parvin Ardalan, Feminist Dialog and Malmö Museums sheds light on Malmö’s history by adding an immigrant women’s perspective. The project is called One hundred years with immigrant women in Malmö (Etthundra år av immigrantkvinnor i Malmö).
Who were the women that came to Malmö during the 1900s and up until now? What did they do and where did they stay? What do their daughters do? And what marks have the left on the city? These are some of the questions that will be asked in connection with the project. The stories will be preserved in the museum archives forever.
Parvin Ardalan says: “When we speak about immigration and women it is predominantly with regard to integration. It is however important to discuss their role in society and how they influenced their surroundings, historically and at present. This is one of our main missions in Feminist Dialog. Together with the museum, we will evoke curiosity about these women’s stories and increase people's involvement in this crucial writing of history.”
About Parvin Ardalan
Parvin Ardalan was Malmö’s first ICORN guest writer. She is an Iranian journalist, women's rights activist and a writer. Ardalan is the editor of the feminist websites Iranian Feminists Tribune, Zanestan, and Change for equality. She co-founded the Women's Cultural Center and the One Million Signatures Campaign, a grass roots movement aimed at repealing discriminatory laws against women. In 2007 Ardalan received the Olof Palme and the Hellman/Hammett award in 2010. She is an honorary member of Swedish PEN.