In the Eastern Tehu tradition; three set texts, three readings, three dialogues. With low shoulders, high sky and an open mind! Welcome to Tehus - old form, new spaces!
Rami Elhanan is an Israeli Jew from Jerusalem. He has served in the Israeli army and was a combatant during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Bassam Aramin grew up in Hebron. He was a Palestinian freedom fighter and has served 7 years in Israeli prison. Rami's 13-year-old daughter, Smadar, was killed by Hamas in a suicide bombing in 1997. The same year, Bassam's 10-year-old daughter, Abir, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier. Over time, Rami and Bassam have learned to listen to each other, understand each other and comfort each other. On Tuesday, February 27, you can meet them at Melahuset.
The African Cultural Institute, CAK, is a miniature Africa in Oslo. For the past 45 years, they have been a key player in the Norwegian cultural landscape. During this edition of Oslo World, CAK is curating a unique Afro-dance course. Here, participants work with different forms of movement and techniques while learning traditional dance forms accompanied by live drumming. [...]
Join us for an inspiring workshop with Samantha Rise (they/them/she) - a self-described visionary black non-binary artist and activist based in Lenapehoking (Philadelphia), USA. We dive into a world of diverse storytelling tools and change-making strategies, where art becomes the common thread that weaves it all together. The workshop starts at 12:30 p.m. It [...]
Oil is a sensitive topic of conversation in Norway. The industry has received much of the credit for transforming the country from a fishing nation to the owner of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund. Is it possible for the Norwegian cultural sector to challenge the country's double standards while receiving public funding? This panel attempts to dig into the nuances of Norway's relationship to oil wealth and [...]
The documentary Mama shows the stories of Afghan asylum seekers across Europe and their families in Afghanistan, through the eyes of Gro Deglid, a retired teacher. She has taken in sixty Afghan boys and become their "mom". After the film screening, there will be a panel discussion about what happens when Afghan asylum seekers are deported back to life-threatening conditions. Participants in the discussion [...]
One year has passed since the Iranian people made a brave uprising against the totalitarian Islamic regime in Iran. Although the Iranian government succeeded in suppressing the people, the uprising was far from a failure. Most importantly, it has taught people a lot of lessons. These lessons can be used to succeed in the future if [...].