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.
Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023
The sentence in the heading is often recalled and reshared by many Sudanese people who had to, and still are, enduring war, suffering, and displacement after the breakout of conflict between two armed forces, the Rapid Support Forces of Lt. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Daglo (also known as Hemedti), and the ...
Wednesday, 14 Jun 2023 14:30–16:00
In this roundtable discussion, Sudanese artists and curators will reflect on the role of arts in the current war and the previous revolutions, as well as comment on the ongoing fragile situation in Sudan.
Monday, 8 May 2023
Close to 100 applications from talented artists around the world were received representing 35 countries, showing how many people and places are affected by war, displacement and political violence.
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.
Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
For the past few months Israel has experienced mass demonstrations both for and against the attempted judicial “reforms” by the current right-wing government. A striking visual theme of these protests have been the ubiquity of the Israeli flag. The use of national symbols like the Israeli flag is nothing unusual for Israel’s right-wing ...
Journal Article in Journal of Palestine Studies
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, 8 May 2023 16:30–18:00
Archives are important in preserving history, but how should they be presented or preserved? In this seminar, Palestinian artist Ayman AlAzraq, and PRIO Researcher Cindy Horst, will explore the role of art, history, solidarity and interconnections between insiders and outsiders in conflict.
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