Night of Ideas 2021 - Cultural exchange as a human right


From 2pm to 3.30pm Every year in January, the French Institute’s network celebrates La Nuit des Idées (Night of Ideas) with conferences, activities and talks around a common annual theme. The theme for the 2021 edition is “Closer”. This year the French Institute in Sweden, Goethe-Institut Schweden and the Multicultural Centre in Botkyrka jointly organise a conference about culture and migration with of three afternoon round tables.

𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝟏: During this panel we will discuss cultural exchange as a universal human right for migrants and refugees. How to co-create, transmit and share culture and creative practices? How can we collectively stimulate a cultural dialogue that will enable newcomers to be creative actors in their new society? What is the role and expertise of cultural organisations and newcomers in creating intercultural learning dialogue?

𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐲: Daphne Springhorn, Goethe-Institut Schweden, Mikael Morberg, Mångkulturellt centrum i Botkyrka and Emmanuelle Matras-Swynghedauw, Institut français de Suède.

Moderator: 𝐌𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐦 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫, Director, Botkyrka Konsthall (Sweden) Miriam Andersson Blecher is the director of Botkyrka konsthall. She has been a curator in Botkyrka konsthall since 2007. As a curator for program and education she has focused on the topics concerning contemporary art, pedagogical strategies and participation. Today her work also involves public art in relation to city planning, urban development and local citizen participation.

Panelists: 𝐁𝐚𝐡𝐚 𝐒𝐰𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐧 – Artist, Cirkus Cirkör (Sweden) Cirkus Cirkör, founded in 1995 by circus pioneer Tilde Björfors, is the largest cirque "nouveau troupe" in Sweden. Over the years, they have worked with elders with dementia, circus educators and teachers, refugees, disabled people, school pupils and children and young people in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. 𝐒𝐚𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐇𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐧 - Artist, Art Educator and Activist (Sweden) Saadia Hussain works as an artist, art educator and art activist and has her base in Stockholm. Through her work she wants to create and share tools of creativity and reach out. Being born in Pakistan and raised in Sweden, Saadia carries duality within her, of her homeland and her motherland. Her topics revolve around home and identity about losing and finding, about longing for belonging. 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐙𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 – Artist (Libya - Germany) Salah Zater is an artist, TV journalist and human rights activist from Libya. In his political activism and workshops, he is addressing human rights violations, freedom of speech and movement as well as refugee & migrant rights, racism, xenophobia & islamophobia and social justice. Zater has been living in Hamburg (Germany) since 2015. 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐤 𝐊𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥 – Producer and dramaturge. Founder of the creative agency camin aktion (France - Germany)

Dirk Korell is a German producer and dramaturge based in Montpellier, France. His organization, camin aktion, develops fellowships with a number of artists, companies and collectives, mainly in the field of dance, with a strong link to urban arts. For over 2 years, Dirk has been personally involved in the companionship and patronage of four isolated minors from Africa and the development of an alternative informal teaching system.

The conference will be held in English. Please sign up via the following link for access to the webinar:

När: 28 januari 2021 14:00 - 28 januari 2021 15:30

Var: / Digital

Arrangör: Institut Français de Suède, Goethe-Institut Schweden och Mångkulturellt centrum