Right across the world in zones of violence and disruption In Place of War is building a creative movement, a networked and powerful platform that allows voices to be heard and opportunities to be created. With words, deeds and music we are opening up new creative spaces; sharing stories, fostering radicals and fomenting creative resistance. From the grassroots up, our community of artists and collaborators are exchanging their ideas, their insights and their passions to bring about change in their communities.

This October In Place Of War are curating an event series called Culture | Conflict | Change that will showcase some of the world’s most groundbreaking artists, activists and creative entrepreneurs from sites of conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian disaster.

Part of our NAFASI Week UK

We are inviting a group of international cultural producers from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Brazil, India and more to come to London and to speak at Richmix along side some of the UK’s most prolific artists and social commentators.

Entry is free but please email shereen@inplaceofwar.net to register.

Venue: RICHMIX, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA 

Date: Tuesday 18th October 2016
Over 20 TED style talks from 12 – 6pm

Each cultural producer will deliver TED-style talks about creative activism, cultural production, cultural spaces and digital/funding/tools/future

Speakers include:

  • Karina Goulordova, Creative Space, Lebanon
  • MC Benny, Northern Ugandan HipHop Collective, Uganda
  • Robert Mũnũku, Mau Mau Collective, Kenya
  • Fabio Pedroza, Moreis Convida, Brazil
  • Dan Glass, The Glass Is Half Full, UK
  • Lorraine Bgoya, Magamba, Zimbabwe
  • Piki Figueroa, Tuina el Fuerte, Venezuela
  • Laurent Kasindi, Search For A Common Ground, DR Congo
  • Fenella Dawnay & Kirstin Shirling, Good Chance Theatre, UK
  • Dríade Aguiar, Fora Do Exio, Brazil
  • David Heinemann, Index On Censorship, UK
  • Harnaman Singh Mehta, India
  • Jonny Hesketh, The Yellow House, UK
  • Rolihlahla Mhlanga, Eyethu Gallery, South Africa
  • Lucy Dunkerly, Border Crossings, UK
  • Susannah Tresilian, Ariadne, UK
  • Malose Malahaela, Keleketla! Library, South Africa