2017.11.12 - 2017.11.12

Cultural debate: Practice of resistance

GIBCA and Gothenburg City Theatre present a cultural debate about the practice of resistance - art and contemporary authoritarian ideas.

Populist, nationalist and socially conservative agendas are once more gaining a foothold in Europe. In Sweden, art is under distinct threat of the Swedish Democrat Party who wants to withdraw funding for artistic practices that are not in line with its political project. What are the cultural strategies in this escalated state of censorship, violence and encroachments on the freedom of speech? How can art offer resistance to extremism, nationalism and religious radicalisation?
These questions will be discussed by Niklas Orrenius, journalist; Cecilia Hansson, poet and author; Andreas Boonstra, theatre director and playwright; Annica Karlsson Rixon, artist; and Johannes Anyuru, author and poet.The discussion is moderated by Lena Ulrika Rudeke, Gothenburg City Theatre. 
When: Sunday, 12 November, 3 pm
Where: Gothenburg City Theatre