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Take a break from the sessions and experience something new.

Tuesday 10 March

16.40–17.40   "Boundaries, Blocks, Borders" – art exhibit, Todd Lowery (RCR Lab)

The artist will be present.

Barricades that repel and obstruct. Walls that surround and exclude. Cartographic lines that divide and fragment. Graffiti and street art lines that communicate and express. This work is comprised of a series of paintings investigating the visual relationships of barriers, boundaries, lines, and expressions, and is based on observations and interpretations of spatial-cultural and socio-urban dynamics in Beirut, Jerusalem, and Nicosia.

The three-meter tall “banner paintings” are suspended from the ceiling and reach the floor.  They recall a sense of place through color and structure, they quote and paraphrase graffiti and street art, and impose divisions within the exhibition space reminiscent of those in the three eastern Mediterranean cities. The work is ultimately intended to serve as ‘experience maps’ that interpret specific moments in the space(s), place(s) and time(s) of contested urban landscapes.

16.40–17.40   Film: "Sinofuturism (1839–2046 AD)" (RCR Lab Lounge)

A video essay by Lawrence Lek, exploring the idea of China’s contemporary technological advancement and the people behind it as components of a greater Artificial Intelligence (AI) poised not necessarily to take over the world, but simply outlive it. Viewed through the lens of automation and AI, stereotypes of Chinese society become self-evident vindications of a future that already exists. For Lek, Sinofuturism is not about resistance or liberation. Instead, it takes the diverse array of perceptions of China and uses them to underpin a blueprint for survival that has allowed a nation once dubbed backward to continue its plough into the illusive space of forward, front, and above.

18.20–20.00   Art exhibition with selected contemporary artists working in various ways on the theme of disasters and future perspectives (Building F)

Artist Linda Lasson and curator Andreas Brännlund will present the art. Guided viewings start at 18.40 and 19.10.

The exhibition will be open for the rest of the conference.

Artists:

 

Wednesday 11 March

08.45–17.00   Art exhibition with selected contemporary artists working in various ways on the theme of disasters and future perspectives (Building F)

The exhibition will be open during breaks. See descripiton above.

10.30–12.20  "Boundaries, Blocks, Borders" – art exhibit, Todd Lowery (RCR Lab)

The artist will be present. See descripiton above.

10.30–11.30   Film: "Sinofuturism (1839–2046 AD)" (RCR Lab Lounge)

See descripiton above.

11.45–12.15   Film: "The Response – How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People" (RCR Lab Lounge)

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a quiet revolution has been percolating on the island of Puerto Rico. What began as an impromptu community kitchen meant to help feed survivors in the town of Caguas quickly grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers (Centros de Apoyo Mutuo) with the ultimate goal to restore power — both electric and civic — to the people. This 30-minute documentary film explores how the mutual aid centers sprung up across the island while centering the voices of those involved in these bold grassroots relief efforts and the movement for popular power that is continuing to emerge.

15.30–15.50   Demonstration of RCR Lab

Visit RCR Lab – a unique high-tech simulation environment where we can create or recreate different scenarios. People can be immersed in simulated situations in the lab through 360-degree visual projection, stage lights, surround sound, floor vibration and much more. The lab can be utilized for research, education, product testing and development of crisis management plans. RCR Lab provides a safe environment for experiments and training where the same scenario can be repeated over and over again. 

15.30–16.30   Film: "Sinofuturism (1839–2046 AD)" (RCR Lab Lounge)

See descripiton above.

16.10–16.30   Demonstration of RCR Lab

See descripiton above.

 

Thursday 12 March

08.45–15.15   Art exhibition with selected contemporary artists working in various ways on the theme of disasters and future perspectives (Building F)

The exhibition will be open during breaks. See descripiton above.

10.50–12.10   Visit "Trygghetens hus" (includes a 10 minute walk)

"Trygghetens hus" (house of safety) is a unique collaboration between agencies working for increased crisis preparedness and safety in the community. Emergency number operators, rescue services, police, customs administration, prosecutor’s office, prison and probation service, and other important functions are gathered under the same roof in order to increase crisis preparedness and improved effectiveness of communication, resource allocation and decision-making.

13.10–13.30   Demonstration of RCR Lab

See descripiton above.

13.10–14.10   Film: "The Response – How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People" (RCR Lab Lounge)

The film will be showed twice, at 13.10 and 13.40. See descripiton above.

13.50–14.10   Demonstration of RCR Lab

See descripiton above.