Atelier for Solidarity

From June 14 till 20 we organized the online Atelier for Solidarity. Over 58 participants from more than 40 countries took part in these intensive 7 days. Here you can see the keynotes we invited during the Atelier for Solidarity.

Previous Keynotes

Moky Makura, Executive Director of #AfricaNoFilter - South Africa.

On the development of nuanced and contemporary stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives within and about Africa.

Hank Willis Thomas

Review the inspiring keynote of conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas on decolonization, equity and so much more.

Arundhati Ghosh

Arundhati Ghosh, the Executive Director of the India Foundation for the Arts: "Wearing a Mask is Taking the Blindfold Off: Arts and Culture in the World of COVID19"

Orwa Nyrabia

Orwa Nyrabia, the Artistic Director International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA): The search for the meaning of holding a festival, and then again, during a pandemic.

Panel conversation 1: How to move your festival online.

A panel conversation between three presenters from different regions on taking a festival online – the challenges, the possibilities, what’s possible and what not.

- Jeff Kahn -  Performance Space Sydney
- Rashmi Dhanwani - Art X Company India
- Sepehr Sharifzadeh -  Re-connect Festival Iran

Panel conversation 2: How to move your festival online.

A panel conversation between two presenters on taking a festival online – the challenges, the possibilities, what’s possible and what not.

- Kate Craddock - GIFT: Gateshead International Festival of Theatre

- Vincent de Repentigny - general and artistic director OFFTA Montreal/ Canada

Lemi Ponifasio

Lemi Ponifasio – Artist and Founder of MAU – New Zealand – On what it means to be human. Related to his work with indigenous communities, climate change, and the interrelation of both.

Benjamin Von Wong

Benjamin Von Wong is a Visual Engineer + Solution Consultant + Installation Artist for Change – Canada - Surviving Virality.

His work lies at the intersection of fantasy and photography and combines everyday objects with shocing statistics. It has attracted the attention of corporations, like Starbucks, Dell, and Nike and has generated over 100 million views for causes like ocean plastics, electronic waste, and fashion pollution.

Ana Carla Fonseca Reis

Ana Carla Fonseca Reis – Economist and PhD in Urbanism/ Driector Garimpo de Solucoes– Brazil.

On the role of Creative Industries in the current crisis.

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