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 the prospects of prosecuting war crime committed in Syria in Norwegian courts. Norway and Germany are the only two European countries with “pure universal jurisdiction” over war crimes, crimes against …

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. The only positive that has come out of the horrific Syrian war is a new and vibrant civil society. Under Assad’s regime there were no independent organisations or political parties. The …

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 after the revolution as a human rights advocate. Afterwards, Darwish was interviewed by the Norwegian journalist and author Åsne Seierstad.   Mazen Darwish is a Syrian lawyer and free speech …

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 the political situation, civil society activism, as well as artistic and cultural practices. This year, the unprecedented scale of violence, the military intervention by Russia as well as the diplomatic …

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 Aljaramani (Oud & vocals), Mohanad Aljaramani (Percussion & vocals) and Raphaël Vuillard (Clarinet). Bab Assalam played a blend of Eastern and Western music that had the audience cheering and shouting …

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: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World, started the night by introducing and reflecting on the case of the Egyptian author Ahmad Naji who was sentenced to two-year prison for …

Syrian Cultural Caravan

The Syrian society has witnessed an unprecedented explosion in cultural and artistic expression since the beginning of the revolution in 2011. The burgeoning of Syrian cultural and artistic practices as ways to resist dictatorship has been a marked aspect of the Syrian uprising. Syrian cultural production has been almost totally …

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 are organizing a screening of short films and a panel discussion on the Russian intervention in Syria. Syria Shorts: Portraits from Dystopia  Date and venue: February 18,  17:00 – Cinemateket They …