The PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict is devoted to the study of relations between culture and violent conflict.
When facing war or oppression, what motivates people to take action for social justice? How do small but brave acts of resistance inspire larger transformations and what is the role of storytelling in this? You will find answers in our online exhibition.
Monday, 13 Mar 2023 17:00-18:00
How does occupation affect art and individual artists? Is it possible to look at art from occupied areas without considering the restrictions on freedom and other rights? Is free art possible in occupied territories?
Monday, 21 Nov 2022 16:00-18:00
Please be invited to this INSPIRE seminar with architect and visual artist Jad El Khoury who will present his work and lead a workshop. Some light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Monday, 5 Sep 2022
Exploring inspiration, motivation and artistic creation of artists engaged with themes of war, conflict, displacement and social (in)justice.
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
The NORM project ('Shaping the Digital World Order: Norms and Agency along the Digital Silk Road in Southeast Asia') was officially launched with a kick-off meeting on 4 May.
Sunday, 19 Feb 2023
Now more than ever we can see how the impact of war and violence changes societies and people. Artists are often at the frontline of documenting, sharing and transforming experiences of war, violent conflict, exile and displacement.
Thursday, 15 Sep 2022 18:30-20:00
A talk by Sean Sherman, "the Sioux Chef", followed by a discussion about how food can be a catalyst for change.
Thursday, 23 Jun 2022
On 15 August, PRIO, PRAKSIS and artist Motaz Habbash will kick off
a month-long residency with ten artists whose creative practices respond to
lived experiences of conflict and oppression.
Friday, 10 Feb 2023
The INSPIRE Seminar Series explores art-based and co-creative methods; ethics of doing research with artists; and engaged scholarship and art – all in the context of violent conflict and war.
Thursday, 15 Sep 2022 14:00-15:30
Please be invited to first INSPIRE seminar this autumn with Burmese artist and activist Chuu Wai, in conversation with PRIO researcher Marte Nilsen.
Jan 2020 – Dec 2023
Inspirational Creative Practice: The Work of Artists after War and Violent Conflict (INSPIRE)
Led by Katarzyna Grabska
Apr 2021 – Mar 2025
Pop Culture, Art, and Indigenous Ideas of Legitimacy in Struggles over Democratization and Peace (POPAGANDA)
Led by Marte Nilsen