A city divided?

Illustration: Anette Moi
social media, conversations and debates? Is there anything to our prejudices? Are we more alike than we think, or are there actually big differences?
If Oslo is a city divided, does it actually matter?
Many young people of today have a clear affiliation with urban district they come from. Others could care less about being categorised. Regardless, the way in which we label each other has consequences.
Fritt Ord and Si; D welcome the public to a debate entitled "A city divided?", on Wednesday, 26 April, at Fritt Ord's premises at Uranienborgveien 2. The doors will open at 5 p.m. Pizza will be served and assignments will be handed out. The debate will start at 6.00 p.m. 

The panel will consist of:
Ali Al-Jabri
Anujan Kathir
Yasmin Roland

and Ellen Arge
In addition, we will be joined by improvisers Mikkel Niva and Andreas Tønnesland from The other theatre, who will be our guides for the evening. Expect play with prejudices, myth busting and a feverish temperature.
Moderator: Ingvild Haugstad, also from The other theatre.
5.00-6.00 p.m.: Food and mingling
6.00-6.15 p.m.: Warm up!
6.15-7.15 p.m.: Debate:
  • Uniformity  – appearance, style of dress, fashion, peer pressure
  • Freedom and transparency – about religion, sexual orientation, sex, substance abuse, the use of social media
  • Education and activism – attrition from upper secondary school, courses of study, expectations, prospects for the future

Questions and comments from the floor.
Feel free to follow the debate at Si;D and on social media through hashtag #DenDelteByen. We urge everyone to share their prejudices, frustrations and anecdotes ahead of time as well as during the event.

Fritt Ord and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism invite the public to the launch of the annual media survey entitled Reuters Institute Digital News Report and a debate on confidence in the media, on Monday, 18 June from 5 - 6.30 p.m. at Fritt Ord’s premises at Uranienborgveien 2.

On Tuesday, 29 May at 16.45 pm, the Fritt Ord Foundation, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and Fondazione CRT will host a session on the role of culture hubs such as literature houses and culture centres. What does it take for a building to become one of the most important venues in a city for exchanging opinions?

On Saturday, 26 May, at the Doc Festival in Fredrikstad, you will have a chance to meet two photographers from the Norwegian Journal of Photography, as well as Gösta Flemming, book editor at the Journal Publishing House.