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.
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.
Monday, 5 Sep 2022
Exploring inspiration, motivation and artistic creation of artists engaged with themes of war, conflict, displacement and social (in)justice.
Wednesday, 08 Jun 2022 12:00-13:00
We invite you to the last INSPIRE seminar this spring with filmmaker Ibrahim Mursal.
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.
Monday, 21 Mar 2022
The journal History and Anthropology has dedicated a special section to Norwegian anthropologist Axel Sommerfelt and his previously unpublished paper on ethnic groups and boundaries. The section has been put together by PRIO researcher Tone Sommerfelt – Axel Sommerfelt's daughter – Marek Jakoubek and Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 12:00-13:00
We invite you to the third INSPIRE seminar this spring, with artist and social anthropologist Cecilia G. Salinas.
Wednesday, 30 Mar 2022 15:00-16:00
Please be invited to second INSPIRE seminar this spring with artist, writer and researcher Lois Klassen.
Monday, 29 Nov 2021
PRIO is proud to be a part of Oslo Peace Days, an annual celebration since 2018. The City of Oslo, the Nobel Peace Center, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the University of Oslo work with peace and human rights issues in various ways.
Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022 18:30-20:45
Welcome to the screening of the film 'As I Want' by director Samaher Alqadi, where she explores the chains of her childhood and shows the power of women in a revolutionary struggle against the odds, through the words left unsaid to her dead mother. This event is part of the Oslo Peace Days 2022 and hosted by PRIO and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Norway.
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