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July 11, 2017

The Architect: Rebuilding a Dying City

Opinion, Refugee Week

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written post Refugee Week. The young boy stands among the ruins of his school with his camera phone. Another child […]

July 11, 2017

Queens of Syria: The Royalty of Bravery

Opinion, Refugee Week

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written post Refugee Week. “Oh, my sorrows! I am so unhappy… I shall leave as my city turns to dust.” […]

June 28, 2017

The Good Postman at the BFI

Events and Projects, Refugee Week

It’s interesting to reflect that when the BFI first started doing a Refugee Week programme, more than 10 years ago, there were not all that many films being made […]

June 20, 2017

The Art and Politics of Simplicity: ‘Refugees Welcome’ in York

Events and Projects, Refugee Week

Image: Nelli Stavropoulou Counterpoints Arts was in York last Saturday (17 June) participating in the York Festival of Ideas, working at the University of York on an Impact Research Fellowship […]

June 19, 2017

Different Past, Shared Futures: Refugee Week at The British Museum

Events and Projects, Refugee Week

Join us for a rich range of happenings and activities taking place at The British Museum – from music performances, to visual installations, youth workshops and much more. Prompted […]

June 17, 2017

Am I my Brother’s Keeper? Kate Daudy reflects on her new work

Opinion

British artist Kate Daudy reflects on her new work, which transforms a family tent from a refugee camp in Jordan into a participatory art installation. The project that came […]

June 13, 2017

Our Table: The Art of Food, Migration and Social Justice

Events and Projects

Counterpoints Arts went to Cork, Ireland to moderate a public conversation about Our Table, a project focusing on the political power of food to make social change. Our Table is […]

June 7, 2017

Learning Lab: Support Group network-SGN & Re:Act, Valand Academy, Kultur i Väst, Outgrain, and Counterpoints Arts, London

Learning

Counterpoints Arts’ Learning Lab travelled to Sweden for two days 30-31st May, to explore the self-organising cooperative methodologies developed and enacted by Support Group Network- SGN and Re:Act project […]

June 5, 2017

Join Counterpoints Arts for Refugee Week 2017

Opportunities

We are delighted to share our programme of events for Refugee Week 2017. From virtual reality to interactive installations; Iranian hip-hop to the launch of the London Syrian ensemble, we […]

May 29, 2017

Counterpoints Arts Privacy Policy

News

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) requires all organisations within the EU who process Personal Data to be transparent on how, why and what data is […]

May 17, 2017

No Boundaries 2017 – A Symposium on the Role of Arts and Culture

Events and Projects

Counterpoints Arts Co-directors, Áine O’Brien and Almir Koldzic, participated at this year’s No Boundaries conference (28-29 March), addressing the transformative potential of art as a catalyst for social change. During this presentation they […]

April 26, 2017

Trigger Warning

Events and Projects

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on There There’s piece, ‘Trigger Warning’ , presented as part of ‘Who Are We?’ programme at Tate Modern. How does Britishness become, well, Britishness, and […]

April 26, 2017

Beyond the Babble

Opinion

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on Lucia Scazzochio’s piece, ‘Beyond the Babble’, presented as part of ‘Who Are We?’ programme at Tate Modern. Lucia Scazzochio’s piece, Beyond the Babble, makes […]

March 20, 2017

What happened to our welcome?

Opinion, Refugee Week

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on Alketa Xhafa-Mripa’s piece “Refugees Welcome” at Tate Modern – part of Who Are We? programme. ‘What happened to our welcome?’ asks Alketa. ‘That’s the […]

March 16, 2017

Art as therapy or a window into another’s nightmare?

Events and Projects, Opinion

Writer Vesna Maric reflects on “Who Are We?” programme at Tate Modern ‘Hi.’ ‘Hi.’ ‘We need to share a fear, or fears. But can I have a minute to […]

February 15, 2017

Manaf Halbouni: Monument

Opinion

German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni opens a new installation ‘Monument’ in Dresden which refers to the current situation in Syria whilst establishing links between Europe and the Middle East and […]

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