4Cs - From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture


About the Conferences

In a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators, the conferences produce and exchange knowledge on conflict, conviviality, and creativity. They draw on the other activities to reflect on the topic of the project as well as to devise strategies conducive to best practices.

The conferences bring together experts in different fields and thus encourage exchange of experiences, career, and professional skills, and research results on all aspects of the potential of culture and creativity understood as resources in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Through this platform, researchers, practitioners, and educators will present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, and practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Culture and Arts.

Conviviality and the Institutional

Conviviality and the Institutional is a two-day conference in the frame of 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a cooperation project supported by the European Commission in the frame of Creative Europe - Culture Sub-programme. Coordinated by the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 4Cs aims to explore how art and culture can constitute powerful resources to address the subject of conflict.

Modalities and Initiatives of Repair, Restitution and Reparation

Public institutions such as libraries, museums and archives consist of a huge amount of plundered material and are organized around imperial structures that facilitate the normalization of these holdings in these institutions. Based on this assumption the seminar aims to provide a framework for discussion of transformative potentialities of imperial collections and different modalities of undoing its legacies.

Towards sharing common futures

From 5 to 7 February 2020, designers, researchers, philosophers and artists will reflect and work together on how to stimulate and cultivate diversity and critical thinking while catalysing the positive resources needed to address the impending environmental, social and cultural catastrophe.

Passage Projects

Passage Projects is a conference in three parts reflecting on collectivity, translocal connections and situated knowledge. The conference takes its starting point from Taxingeplan, just outside Tensta konsthall.