Culture+Conflict organises panel discussions, seminars and conferences. We also participate in an increasing number of activities managed by other organisations. Our most recent event was on Thursday 2 March 2017 with artists Mariam Ghani and Bisan Abu Eisheh, chaired by Pablo de Orellana. Entitled Whose identity? Whose history? and held at and in partnership with King’s College London, Abu Eisheh talked about his current residency at King’s (described below), and his use of archives and collected objects as tools to investigate history and politics relating to Palestine. Ghani has collaborated with artist Chitra Ganesh since 2004 on the ‘Index of the Disappeared’, an experimental archive of post-9/11 detentions, deportations, renditions and redactions; and referenced this and other work including her research into Afghan film, and the Cold War.

This was preceded by a series in partnership with Goethe-Institut London under the title Promised Land (the title of a work by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen), bringing together artists, curators and academics to discuss two views of Europe: the promise of Europe as a place of human rights, security and prosperity; and the Europe of borders, refugee camps, populism, euro scepticism, conflict, and tendencies towards neo-nationalism.


Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Still from ‘Promised Land’, 2011

Events have been programmed with organisations including Amnesty International; Delfina Foundation; Free Word Centre; the Royal College of Art; Imperial War Museum; the Institute of Contemporary Arts; the House of Lords; Goldsmiths, University of London; the Royal Court Theatre; the Southbank Centre; and the University of Manchester.