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- lived dystopias, imagined utopias


Many of the darkest chapters in human history have been induced by human thought and action. The nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ethnic cleansing in Rwanda and Bosnia, authoritarian regimes, radioactive meltdowns in Chernobyl and Fukushima, not to speak of the various “-isms” and phobias, wars, migration-crises, environmental degradation, climate-change and the precious Amazon engulfed in a sea of flames. These dystopias realities often give rise to alternate visions and utopian possibilities. They are all human-made tragedies that require human solutions.

Oslo World and Nei til Atomvåpen (No to Nuclear Weapons Norway) invite you to a dynamic and multidisciplinary conversation, linking concrete examples to the ‘big picture’ and the challenges we confront. Is there an unrealized potential to reverse and remediate, or mobilize change before time runs out?

Morten Traavik– Norwegian director and artist working across a wide spectrum of artistic genres and international borders. His installation POWER GAMES (2012) made him the world’s first artist to exhibit simultaneously in North Korea and the USA.
Sigrid Z. Heiberg– was active as a youth politician and has since worked as an advisor for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Today she is an active member of the board in Nei til Atomvåpen (No to Nuclear Weapons Norway) and MDG (the Green Party).
Hanne Eggen Røislien–  religious historian. She is a researcher in the Cyber Defense and is also affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. She has previously been a researcher at the Department of Peace Research.
John Peder Egenæs– Director and activist of Amnesty International in Norway.
Moderator: Eirik Vold– freelance journalist and author.

In collaboration with Nei til Atomvåpen.

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