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Feb 25, 2021


Fearless Cities

  16:00-17:30 (UTC+1)
  Andrés Franco, Chris de Jong, Linda Malherbe, Philippe Ollé-Laprune, Robert Piaskowski, Gemma Rodrìguez Villanueva, Helge Lunde

How can cities in this day and age stand up and become concrete actors for human rights, advancing freedom of expression, defending democratic values and promoting international solidarity? The cities of Barcelona, Krakow, Mexico City, Pittsburgh and Rotterdam are long time members of ICORN, the International Cities of Refuge Network, and have been protecting and promoting numerous persecuted writers and artists from around the world. Meet them all at the Fearless Cities workshop, listen to unique stories about their work and get inspired to make creativity, solidarity and hospitality more integral values of your city. [Workshop in English]

Moderated by:
Helge Lunde (Executive Director, International Cities of Refuge Network)

Gemma Rodrìguez Villanueva (Secretary General, PEN Català, Barcelona)
Philippe Ollé-Laprune (Author, founding director of Casa Refugio Citlatépetl, Mexico City)
Chris de Jong and Linda Malherbe (Verhalenhuis Belvedere, Rotterdam)
Robert Piaskowski (Plenipotentiary of the Mayor of Krakow for Culture)
Andrés Franco (Executive director at City of Asylum, Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor)


With respect to privacy and data protection, our workshops were not recorded.


[Preview Image Credits: „Celebration of freedom of expression at City of Asylum Pittsburgh“/© unknown]


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