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About SPACE

Established in May 2015, the Syrian Peace Action Center (SPACE) is a non-profit, independent association that focuses on providing room for Syrians and Syria with the aim of combating the violent fragmentation the people of Syria are undergoing. The underlying assumption that frames the work of SPACE is that the role of the people in political questions remains at bottom the main problem facing Syria today. SPACE emphasizes that the question of Syria can only be answered democratically, and that any narrative that excludes the people is ultimately an endorsement of undemocratic and inhumane processes. Find out more about SPACE.

News and Past Events

SPACE Reading Circle | Solidarity
SPACE is delighted to invite you to its first reading circle in Oslo! WHAT IS A SPACE READING CIRCLE? The...
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Why Hope?
The Syrian Peace Action Centre (SPACE) has been working since early 2015 to diversify and enrich the discussion about Syria,...
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Taste of Cement & Talk with Samer Frangie
As part of the HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival in Oslo, SPACE organized a screening of Ziad Kalthoum's award-winning documentary Taste of...
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Aleppo’s Fall
Oslo Dokuemntarkino, Fenris Film, Stray Dog Productions, International Media Support (IMS) and  SPACE organized the Oslo premiere of Nizam Najjar's documentary Aleppo's...
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Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad
SPACE, Oslo Dokumentarkino and FN-sambandet organized a screening of the documentary film Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad and a...
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The Story of Aleppo
The Story of Aleppo   At the beginning of the Syrian uprising, Aleppo symbolized dissent to Assad rule culturally, with...
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The Warriors of Hope: Syria’s New Civil Society
SPACE, in collaboration with Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival, invites you to a panel on  Syria’s New Civil Society....
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The Question of Syria – Syria Are… | Media Roundup
In case you missed The Question of Syria - Syria are.., here is a snapshot of the event's media coverage;...
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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, with Kinan Azmeh
In collaboration with Film fra Sør, we invite you to a unique experience with a screening of the documentary “The...
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Keynote Speech by Mazen Darwish
Mazen Darwish, one of Syria’s most prominent human rights activists, gave a speech about his experience in Syria before and...
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Syria Are… – The Question of Syria
Last year, SPACE organized The Question of Syria engaging Norwegians in the struggle of Syrians through panels that focused on...
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#MoreInCommon – Celebrating the life of Jo Cox
“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us". Jo Cox Today, 22...
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Videos

Snapshots of Aleppo’s Social Urban History – Karam Nachar
From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, Aleppo was the most important city in the Ottoman empire boasting an extremely...
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Aleppo City Market: Defining Space and Time – Annika Rabo
Author of A Shop of One’s Own, Independence and Reputation among Traders in Aleppo, Rabo shares insights from her fieldwork...
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My Aleppo: When Memory Becomes Resistance – Lina Sergie Attar
You know Aleppo as a vast landscape of bombed and burning historic buildings, cratered streets, and endless lines of fleeing,...
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Aleppo: Revolutionary Culture – Leila Nachawati
Long before March 2011, Syria was known as the “kingdom of silence”. All forms of artistic and public expression were...
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Aleppo: The Fall – Mohamad Katoub
In 2016, one of the worst human tragedies took place in Aleppo. After a few months of siege and indiscriminate...
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Trajectory of Hope
Zeina Bali's talk about the Trajectory of Hope at a NUPI seminar on Syria. Bali is one of the co-founders...
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Artist Talk: Sulafa Hijazi / Golan Haji / Fadlabi
SPACE, in collaboration with Globaliseringskonferansen, organized Artist Talk: Sulafa Hijazi / Golan Haji / Fadlabi on Oct. 30. More about...
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The Syria International – Robin Yassin-Kassab
  Why should the world be interested in Syria at all? Is the world interested, at what level? What are...
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Syria: between political catastrophe and cultural resilience – Karam Nachar
  While the Syrian war seems to embody all that is complex, alien, and thus incomprehensible about the Middle East,...
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Misreading Syria: Sectarian Secularism – Thomas Pierret
Persistent claims that the Syrian regime is “non-sectarian” result from a failure to distinguish between sectarianism as an explicit ideology,...
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Iyad El-Baghdadi – Lightning Talk
“Refugees do not want charity, they want solidarity – and solidarity is recognizing that it’s one struggle.” Iyad el-Baghdadi's lightning...
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The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution – Sana Yazigi
Sana Yazigi - Oslo, 26 September 2015 “There is no political power without control of the archive, if not of...
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