Research Seminar: Practicing Art as Politics

Time - 21 March 2013, 8:30-18:00

Place - Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Conference Room 23.0.50, – Building 23, Njalsgade 128, 2300 København S







08.30-09.00 Arrival, registration, coffee

09.00-09.20 Welcome – Anders Michelsen, University of Copenhagen /  Abdulkadir Osman Farah, Aalborg University/ Mahad Farah Aden, National Bank of Denmark

09.20-09.30 Julie Sommerlund, Associate Dean of External Relations, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

09.30-10.30 Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame Hadraawi, The Centre of Humanities, University of Burao

10.30-10.45 Questions (Chair, Abdulkadir Osman Farah, Aalborg University)

10.50-11.30 Mohamed Bashe HassanIndependent writer and academic, London

11.30-12.15 Ladan Affi, University of Djibouti / University of Qatar

12.15-12.30 Questions (Chair, Abdulkadir Osman Farah)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.15 Abdirahman Ahmed Hussein, Academy for Peace & Development, Somaliland

14.15-14.45 Suzanne Lilius, Independent researcher, Finland

14.45-15.30 Mohamed Dahir Afrax, Somali PEN

15.30-16.00 Questions and debate (Chair, Anders Michelsen, University of Copenhagen)

16.00-16.30 Break/Coffee

16.30-17.00 Presentation of publication project: “Practicing art as politics: on the potential of Somali culture in current globalization” - Abdulkadir Osman Farah and  Anders Michelsen

17.00-18.00 Concluding panel with all key talkers - Moderators: Abdulkadir Osman Farah and Anders Michelsen.





The seminar is organized by The Copenhagen-Somali Seminar (Abdulkadir Osman Farah, Mahad Farah Aden, Anders Michelsen and Martin el-Toukhy) in collaboration with Network for Migration and Culture, University of Copenhagen; Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen; Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University; Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen and Academy for Peace and Development, Somaliland. Supported and funded by Centre for Culture and Development (CKU), Danida, Network for Migration and Culture, University of Copenhagen; University of Copenhagen; Aalborg University; The Somali Diaspora Organisation and Dahabshiil.

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