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.

http://www.balticmill.com/whats-on/exhibitions/refugee-amp-art-gateshead

PERFORMANCE MIGRATIONS

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

MIGRANTS:

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.

LUNCHTIME TOUR

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.

UPRISING ART

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
catalyse change.