Promised Land: one day symposium

3 December 2017 |London

10.00 – 18.00

Culture+Conflict presents the next event in the Promised Land programme in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London, a one-day symposium on Saturday 3 December at Central Saint Martins in London. This symposium provides a platform to address the promise of Europe as a place of human rights, security and prosperity; and the Europe of borders, refugee camps, populism, and heightened nationalism.

The event will include presentations by artists, panel discussions and screenings of artists’ films. Confirmed speakers include Ulrike Guerot, Berlin’s European School of Governance; artist Tobias Zielony whose several projects addressing refugees in Germany culminated in a major installation at the German pavilion in Venice in 2015; Emeka Okereke, artist and initiator of Invisible Borders, Nigeria; Nanna Heidenreich, Professor of Digital Narratives at the International Film School, Cologne; Giacomo Orsini, conducting research into borders at the University of Essex; and artist Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen. The day will begin with Christoph Schlingensief’s film, Foreigners Out! (2002); and include Nina Katchadourian‘s Accent Elimination (2005). The symposium will also premiere a new work commissioned for this programme, Quicksand, by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen. Further speakers to be announced.

The symposium is followed by a drinks reception, and screening of Philip Scheffner’s Havarie (2016). Entry for the screening is included in the price of the symposium ticket or can be booked as a stand along event here for £3.

Tickets for symposium, reception, and screening £5.90. 

Book tickets here.