26.04.2017

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.
 
Programme:
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.
 
Welcome!

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Welcome to the awards ceremony for the Fritt Ord Foundation Competition for Upper Secondary School, on Thursday, 12 April, at 2 p.m. at Uranienborgveien 2. There will be a formal and enjoyable celebration with speeches, finger food, and entertainment provided by music students from Foss Upper Secondary School.

Fritt Ord, Norwegian Film Directors and HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival 2018 invite the public to a debate on extremists in film on Tuesday, 13 March, from 5 to 7.30 p.m. at the House of Literature.