Generation Y

Collection

WORDS BY GENERATION Y

In a series of typographic posters we want to highlight texts from some of Sweden’s most talented emerging poets and text artists.

The poets Liban Abdule, Niklas Mesaros, Yolanda Aurora Bohm and Iman Talabani provide stories from a young Swedish generation, in a typographic art collection produced in collaboration with Arrivals. The series is launched on the 6th of June in order to raise the authentic Swedish voices that refuse to be silenced in a time of alternative truths and hate in comment fields.

 

Liban Abdule’s texts about structural racism led to him winning first price in “Ortens bästa poet” in 2016. He gives voice to those rarely heard and writes for those that are not allowed to take up space. Liban’s texts are about frustration of living in a reality of injustice and great emotions, but also about the personal observations and innermost feelings.

 

Niklas Mesaros is a Swedish double poetry slam champion (2010, 2012), that has been touring the US and Europe and performs at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Niklas Mesaros finds the collective bruises and with a unique stage presence he creates intimate spaces between words and audience. His texts are circling around the simple descriptions of great emotions.

Yolanda Aurora Bohm is a poet, transactivist, pokémon trainer, pyroman but above all uncontested Stockholm champion in Poetry Slam. She has made herself famous for her, to a large part improvised, high speed performances that mixes poetry with anecdotes with politics with between-talk with thousand common threads with power point presentations with insults and some further element known as stand-up.

 

Iman Talabani is the poet who took the spoken word scene by storm when, as a seventeen year old, won second price in the national “Ortens bästa poet” 2016. Iman’s puncturing texts circle around matters that chafes and are unjust. She puts female oppression, norms and how it is to be young today in Farsta, in words. On stage she ventilates the frustration of a whole generation.

Words from generation Y by Arrivals