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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

Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad
Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad
SPACE, Oslo Dokumentarkino and FN-sambandet organized a screening of Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad and a panel discussion about...
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The Warriors of Hope: Syria’s New Civil Society
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
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
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
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
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
#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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Bab Assalam at the Nordic Black Theatre
Bab Assalam at the Nordic Black Theatre
On May 22, SPACE and the Nordic Black Theatre/Cafeteatret organized a concert by the Franco-Syrian band Bab Assalam, with Khaled...
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Art night at Kunstplass [10]
Art night at Kunstplass [10]
SPACE and Kunstplass [10] organized a cosy art night on May 20. Shereen El Feki, author of Sex and the Citadel:...
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Syrian Cultural Caravan
Syrian Cultural Caravan
The Syrian society has witnessed an unprecedented explosion in cultural and artistic expression since the beginning of the revolution in...
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Meet us in Human Rights Human Wrongs 2016!
Meet us in Human Rights Human Wrongs 2016!
SPACE is glad to be collaborating with the Human Rights Human Wrongs Festival for the second year. This year we...
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Anna Politkovskaya and Razan Zaitouneh
Anna Politkovskaya and Razan Zaitouneh
Today we remember the courageous Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya. Anna is widely known for her brave...
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Videos

My Aleppo: When Memory Becomes Resistance – Lina Sergie Attar
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, destitute...
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Artist Talk: Sulafa Hijazi / Golan Haji / Fadlabi
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 the...
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The Syria International – Robin Yassin-Kassab
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 the...
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Syria: between political catastrophe and cultural resilience – Karam Nachar
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, the...
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Misreading Syria: Sectarian Secularism – Thomas Pierret
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, and...
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Iyad El-Baghdadi – Lightning Talk
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 talk...
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The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution – Sana Yazigi
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 memory....
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Performing Democracy: Syrian Art Practices Today
Performing Democracy: Syrian Art Practices Today
Mohammad Al Attar and Zaher Omareen. Moderated by Rana Issa Through their different media and production techniques, Zaher Omareen and Mohammad Al...
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