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‘PROMISED LAND’, 2016

PROMISED LAND, through a series of events, screenings and a commission, was a programme addressing current shifts within European politics, raising debate about the challenges, responsibilities and consequences these present. In the years immediately following World War II, political union was seen as an antidote to the extreme nationalism that had fuelled the conflict. An integrated Europe promised open markets, freedom of movement, and justice upheld by the European Court. The vision is being threatened by the rise of nationalist movements, the tightening of borders, the proliferation of refugee camps and the displacement of people fleeing conflict, extreme poverty and ecological disaster. Distrust and fear are mounting.

What are the ramifications for art and artists? What insights and ideas are artists bringing? How can we move forward at a time of extreme uncertainty?

A partnership between Culture+Conflict and the Goethe-Institut London.

Symposium, 3.12.2016

See link below for the full programme of the symposium, with speakers’ notes:

Promised Land Programme

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