TECHNOLOGY & THE REFUGEE CRISIS
Sunday 18 June, 2017, Royal Festival Hall
Many displaced Syrians in Lebanon told AMP Art that their most precious possession was their smartphone. This talk explored the creative possibilities, as well as the dangerous limitations, of placing our hopes in technology.
ART & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Saturday 15 April, 2017, BALTIC
Alessandro Vincentelli led a discussion of the role – and indeed the responsibility - of arts institutions and artists during times of political unrest, both at home and far away.
Sunday 9th April, 2017, Millennium Gallery Sheffield
Music, dance and poetry produced by Arts on the Run and AMP ART
Arash Sabet - Angelina Abel - Mina Salama - Haymanot Tesfa - Mimi Mesfin - Vertaa Lune
MYTHS AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS
Saturday 8 April, 2017, Millennium Gallery Sheffield
Louise Haigh MP led a discussion on how art and cultural institutions can help us better understand the refugee crisis.
Thursday 6 April, 2017, Millennium Gallery Sheffield
Georgia, Hassan and Bira gave a tour of the project refuge/e installation for visitors on their lunch break. They discussed the construction of Syrian refugee shelters and the artistic process behind the installation itself.
Saturday 25 March, 2017, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The British Museum's Venetia Porter, Curator of Islamic and contemporary Middle East, in conversation with Syrian artists Issam Kourbaj and Sara Shamma discussing their work, the role of art in the context of the Syrian conflict and the capacity of art to heal and