CROSSROADS – International perspectives on culture, art and society

Thursday, 08.02.2018 – Saturday, 10.02.2018

Public event; Cultural event; Conference

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«CROSSROADS» unites cultural practitioners from Switzerland, India, the Arab world and Southern Africa © Pro Helvetia & DEZA

Save the Date: 8/9/10 February 2018 in Basel & Geneva

What impact do cultural exchange and international networks have? What roles do art and culture play in the process of social change? CROSSROADS, organised by The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), offers a platform for discussion with a conference and a cultural programme on these core questions. CROSSROADS stands for:

Interface

CROSSROADS brings together two Swiss institutions dedicated to culture in an international context. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia have both been active for many years in numerous regions around the world, including what is known as the Global South. In addition to that, the oldest three liaison offices of Pro Helvetia, in Cairo, New Delhi and Johannesburg, have anniversaries in 2018.

Roads ahead

CROSSROADS takes a look behind the scenes of cultural production and promotion in various parts of the world and, by means of a conference and panels, explores possible ways ahead in the cultural cooperation of the future.

Meeting point

CROSSROADS unites cultural practitioners from Switzerland, India, the Arab world and Southern Africa and offers a multidisciplinary cultural programme lasting three days. Participants include, amongst others, Michael Anklin, Kami Awori, Ntando Cele, Zuleikha Chaudhari, Yan Duyvendak, Omar Ghayatt, Dirty Paraffin, Islam Chipsy, Jonas Lüscher, Kesivan Naidoo, Boris Nikitin, Thandi Ntuli, Nur, Janiv Oron, Mandeep Raikhy, Antje Schupp, Mats Staub and Manthe Ribane.

Location: Basel & Geneva

Programme 8/9 February 2018

Basel

Daytime: University of Basel – CROSSROADS conference
Evenings: Kaserne – panel discussion and cultural programme

Geneva

Evenings: Festival Antigel – cultural programme

Programme 10 February 2018

Basel

Daytime and evening: Kaserne – artists’ brunch, panel discussion and cultural programme

Detailed information on the cultural programme and the registration procedure will be provided in December. We look forward to welcoming you at our CROSSROADS event!