Conference: Oracle of Amsterdam – Life stories of refugees and their cultural participation in European cities, 28 June 2019

Oracle of Amsterdam conference

Life stories of refugees and their cultural participation in European cities

 

When: 28 June 2019, from 9.30h -18h
Where: Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Language: English

To register: please see link below

Preliminary program 28 June 2019

More details about the program – the names of the key-note speakers, moderators etc – will be published soon.

10.00– 11.00 Opening Plenary

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00 1st round Workshops

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch

14.15 – 15.45 2nd round workshops

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00 Closing plenary

17.00 – 18.00 Cocktail

Opening Plenary (10 -11h)

Presentation of the 3 main elements of the conference  – by Specially Unknown partners

Oral history interviews with refugees
Screening of a compilation of interviews from various European cities
Presentation of the first analysis of the differences and similarities between partaking cities
Short stage interview with one of the interviewers

Artistic/cultural productions from Specially Unknown European cities
Staging live-performances or the video fragments of the cultural productions made upon interviews in the 4 cities: dance and video mix from Paris, Museum art-workshops from Antwerp, a Mirroring Family Album from Turin and an exhibition from Bochum

Delphi- research
Highlights /thought-provoking results of the Delphi research on the current cultural participation policies and practices in 9 EU countries

The Workshops (1st round: 11.30-13.00h; 2nd round: 14.15-15.45h)

The workshops are meant to create different scenarios on the main three topics of the conference:  interviews, artistic productions, and Delphi research. Some examples of the workshops themes:

The workshops are meant to create different scenarios on the main three topics of the conference:  interviews, artistic productions, and Delphi research. Some examples of the workshops themes:

  • Meaning of the oral history interviews for the European cities
  • Preconditions and artistic policies of the cultural institutions
  • Strategies for the cultural participation policies
  • Forms of creative engagement
  • Ideal interview collection
    …and so on

There will be in total two rounds of 9 parallel workshops.

Each workshop is either a group of dreamers, or of thinkers, or of doers. Each group discusses a given topic and makes a scenario  – either a probable, or a possible, or a desirable one.

Closing Plenary (16 -17h)

At the closing plenary the participants will find themselves again in the temporary oracle space, where the scenarios created during the workshops will be brought together and presented.

They will form a basis for a brief discussion: several ideas from the presented scenarios will be selected and the participants will be invited to react and give their opinions about them.

 

You can register via this link: registration form