Safe & Sound

In 2006, House of Sweden opened its doors on the Georgetown waterfront in Washington, DC as the flagship of Sweden's public diplomacy in the United States. Since then, House of Sweden has been the proud home to the Embassy’s public diplomacy theme programs. Over the last ten years, the Embassy has arranged seminars, concerts, exhibitions and family/childrens events embracing a holistic and integrated strategy for Sweden promotion as politics, culture, trade and research have been combined to reinforce each other.

Theme Program 2017 - Safe & Sound
Exhibitions, concerts, seminars, conferences and social events will highlight Swedish core values which serve as a foundation for our relations with the United States. Our countries have enjoyed close relations dating back to the founding of the United States and we share an interest in maintaining and deepening our safe and sound partnership.

2017 is filled with new beginnings. Sweden has become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. In addition we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Agreement on Cooperation for Homeland Security matters between Sweden and the United States.

Throughout the year we will discuss how to provide safer, more secure - and yet resilient- societies within a global context. We will emphasize the importance of open, free and fair trade, economic empowerment, green economics, climate and sustainability, women, peace and security and the importance of equality for all.

Through our extensive cultural events program we will highlight the importance of music, dance, literature, visual arts and film in creating dialogue and awareness.

The theme program is presented in collaboration with MSB, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. #SafeandSound

Spring exhibitions on display in House of Sweden
PHOTO EXHIBIT: Where the Children Sleep
Curated by: UNHCR and Fotografiska

EXHIBIT: Stories of Migration - Sweden Beyond the Headlines
Curated by: the Swedish Institute

FAMILY FUN: Room for Children with Storytime & Art Workshops
By: Swedish Institute and Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Stockholm. 

Exhibition opening hours:

Saturdays & Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm
FREE admission and guide on site.

Previous theme programs in House of Sweden