Final program and registration form

Oracle of Amsterdam conference

Life stories of refugees and their cultural participation in European cities


When: 28 June 2019, from 9.30h -18h
Where: Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Language: English

To register: please see link below


Opening Plenary – 10.00 – 11.00h


Welcome word

Domenica Ghidei Biidu, strategic adviser inclusive organisations, Amsterdam, Member of the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance

Specially Unknown live Magazine
Saskia Moerbeek, BMP, Amsterdam


Oral history / interviews with refugees
• Video compilation of interviews from various European cities
• Similarities and differences between interviews in the 4 cities – Dietmar Osses, LWL, Bochum
• Interview with an interviewer – Ilda Curti, RICP, Turin interviews Christine Huynh, Paris


Artistic Productions / Co-creation with refugees
• Video fragments of the cultural productions in 4 cities
• Co-creation in Antwerp – Céline Joris and Vida Razavi, RSLM, Antwerp


Delphi research on cultural participation policies and practices
• Reflections on the survey – Frank von Meijenfeldt, BMP, Amsterdam

Workshops  (1st round 11.15-13h; 2nd round 14.15-16h)


Workshop 1: New narratives, future cultural heritage
hosts: Bram Beelaert & Paulina Gerelchuk, RSLM, Antwerp
moderator: Firoez Azarhoosh, community developer, Amsterdam


Workshop 2: Meaning of oral history interviews for European cities
host: Katarzyna Noguiera, LWL Bochum
moderator: Saskia Moerbeek, BMP, Amsterdam


Workshop 3: Inspiring forms of creative engagement
host: Samuel Pinillos, Antwerp
moderator: Karolina Spaić, ZID Theater, Amsterdam


Workshop 4: Essence and meaning of co-creation
host: Sarah Clément, Paris
moderator: Josien Pieterse, Framer Framed, Amsterdam

Workshop 5: Dreamed artistic production
host: Céline Joris, RSLM, Antwerp
moderator: Mirjana Smolić, trainer, Amsterdam


Workshop 6: Cultural participation practices & policies
host: Christine Huynh, Paris
moderator: Maria Rast. VU University, Amsterdam


Workshop 7: Shared dream about ideal cultural participation
host: Antonio Damasco, RICP, Turin
moderator: Petra Ardai, Digest the Future, Amsterdam


Closing plenary – 16.00 – 17.00


Cocktail – 17.00 – 18.00


You can register via this link: registration form