We are delighted to announce that we have on 16 June at 4.30 pm CEST a high-level online opening keynote panel on ‘‘The role of the arts and festivals in today’s society and the imaginative power of storytelling” with:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (World renown Nigerian writer. Named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2015 and one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine in 2017. Member of both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences – Nigeria),
Shahidul Alam, (artist, activist and founder of Chobi Mela Festival Bangladesh and 2018 Time Magazine person of the year)
Emily Johnson (Activist for Justice, Sovereignty and Wellbeing, Director/ Choreographer Catalyst, Bessie Awarded winning Choreographer, Guggenheim Fellow and Doris Duke awarded artist - Yup'ik Nation/US).
All trail-blazing artists whose life and art is about shifting narratives, resisting dominant paradigms and defending human rights.