THE ART OF ACTIVISM | THE ART OF PACIFISM

// The Harstad Conference on Freedom of Artistic Expression

// The Harstad Music Freedom Night

 

 

PROGRAM 
Wednesday 2 March      

 

11:00   CONFERENCE

// The Harstad Conference on Freedom of Artistic Expression

             Conference Hotel: Scandic Harstad

REGISTRATION

Arrivals/ mingling

 

11:30   LUNCH

 

12:30   CONFERENCE OPENING

Venue:  Nordic Hall, Scandic Harstad

Jowan Safadi, artistic performances (PS)

Host: Mona Askerød, publisher and CEO at Musikkultur (NO)

Welcome by Marianne Bremnes, Mayor, the City of Harstad,(NO)

 

12:50   SESSION 1/ PROLOGUE

             Key note speaker

Music as a nonviolent weapon

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action: # 36 Performances of plays and music/ # 37 Singing

Jamila Raqib, Executive Director, Albert Einstein Institution (US)

 

13:25   Backdrop: Art Under Threat

The realities of musicians and artists world-wide based on the Freemuse statistics 2015.

Magnus Ag, Senior Programme Officer, Freemuse (DK)

 

14:00  SESSION 2

             Art and democracy

             A conversation on activism, nonviolent action and the role of the artist in integration.

             Deeyah Khan, Founder/ CEO of Fuuse AS, film director and music producer (UK/ NO)

             Jamila Raqib, Executive Director, Albert Einstein Institution (US)

             Jowan Safadi, Artist (PA)

             Magnus Ag, Senior Programme Officer, Freemuse (DK)

             Moderator: Jan Lothe Eriksen, Project Manager, SafeMUSE (NO)

Q & A

 

15:00   COFFE / TEA

 

15:30   SESSION 3

Activists in action - revolutionaries and peace activists

A conversation on activist artists in the Middle East, Fela Kuti revisited and peace-making efforts through integration

Mark LeVine, producer, musician, author and research fellow at University of Lund (US)

Abazar Hamid, Sudanese peace singer and guest musician of Harstad (SD/ NO)

Moderator: Jan Lothe Eriksen, Project Manager, SafeMUSE (NO)

             Q & A

 

16:30   CONFERENCE CLOSING DAY 1

 

17:30   CONFERENCE DINNER

Venue: Trondenes Historical Centre

 

19:30   CONCERT

// The Harstad Music Freedom Night

Venue:  Harstad Concert Hall

 

22:00    AFTERPARTY

// Jam: - without any fear

Venue:  Ludo Bar

 

Thursday 3 March         

 

09:30  CONFERENCE DAY 2

Venue:  Nordic Hall, Scandic Harstad

Artistic performance

 

09:40   SESSION 4

My power is the people

- a study on the implementation of the City of Malmö's first safe haven programme for musicians and guest artist Ramy Essam’s first year in Safe Haven Malmö.

Ulrika Lind, independent researcher (SE)

 

10:10   Working with activists

A conversation on the practical side of working with displaced artists

Reda Zine, producer, muician, film maker, connected to the SHC Center (MA/IT)

Salome Mc, Hip Hop/Multi-Media Artist (IR/ JP)

Marita Muukkonen, Perpetuum Mobile (FI)

Moderator: Ulrika Lind, independent researcher (SE)

 

10:50   SESSION 5

Making it happen

Ferdinand Richard, Chairman Roberto Cimetta Fund (FR)

Johanna Sydänmaa, Councillor in Helsinki City Council (Green Party) (FI)

Henry Andersen, Deputy City Manager, City of Harstad (NO)

Moderator: Anders Hovind (NO)

 

11:45   CLOSING COMMENT

A prologue for the continuation

Jowan Safadi, artistic performances

 

12:00   CONFERENCE CLOSING / LUNCH

 

14:00   Departure / Safe Journey…

 

 

Conference Program

© 2016 SafeMUSE

www.safemuse.org

Adress: c/o Sentralen, Pb. 183 Sentrum

0102 Oslo, NORWAY

 

website made with wix in cooperation with Designavdelingen / Kunst i Skolen

Photo view/sun:  T.I. Bergsmo/ www.artcticimage.no

Photo Harstad view:  Stian Klaussen (vizuelli.no)

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