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The Freedom Room: Symposium on Socially Engaged Arts


Artists, musicians, community activists, therapists and teachers use arts practices in their work with individuals and groups across a range of public, community and institutional spaces. These socially engaged practices often seek to address illness and injustice by nurturing new formations of social solidarity and conditions of ecological and personal well-being. As such, they put into question relations and understandings of art and society, demanding room for the injured and the lonely.
Through engaging the concept of socially engaged arts, the symposium aims to explore meeting points and divergences across a range of art forms and practices which mobilize social and political imperatives through collaborative, participatory and inclusive ways of working. Bringing together a diversity of participants and practices, the symposium will open up for reflection on the nature of our artistic identities as performers, researchers, teachers, activists and therapists, and in what way art may deliver meaningful experiences and platforms for radical care.
The symposium will be held in English.
In partnership with Faculty for Art, Music & Design with the University of Bergen, The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and the University of Stavanger.
Programme Wednesday 23rd May Thematic: Beginnings
19:00            Opening/Greetings
19:15–20:00 Keynote Presentation: Socially Engaged Arts – theme and variations by Tia De Nora. Duration: 45 mins
20:00–20:30 Reflection on the days participatory work in Bjørvin Fengsel, Fyllingsdalen sykehjem and Bergen Red Cross Sykehjem with Jill Halstead, Dave Camlin, Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre. Duration: 25 mins
20.30            Reception 
21.00            Performance by Gatens Evangelium. Duration: 45 mins.
See also: The symposium programme continues in BIKS Thursday 24 May and Friday 25 May.

  • Last Updated: 04/19/2018
  • Source: Bergen Reiselivslag

Wed, May 23, 2018 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

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