2017.11.12 - 2017.11.12

Cultural debate: Practice of resistance

GIBCA and Gothenbirg City Theatre present a cultural debate on the theme of the practice of resistance - art and contemporary authoritarian ideas.

Populist, nationalist and socially conser-vative agendas are once more gaining a foothold in Europe. In Sweden, art is under distinct threat from the Sweden Demo-crats: they want to withdraw funding for artistic practices that are not in line with their political project. What are the cultural strategies in this escalated state of violence, censorship 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, stage director, playwright and Artistic Director at moment: theater; Annica Karlsson Rixon, ar-tist; and Johannes Anyuru, author and poet.The discussion is moderated by Sewilius Berg and Lena Ulrika Rudeke, Gothenburg City Theatre. 
 
When: Sunday, 12 November, 3 pm
Where: Gothenburg City Theatre