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  • Make a Chinese Turtle!

    Come and make your own Chinese turtle in Makramé! The turtle is one of the Chinese mythical creatures and symbolizes eternal life. No wonder, turtles can be over 250 years old! Join us at Terminal B on Saturday and make your own turtle! We use the Makramé knotting technique, an ancient knot technique that was…
  • Alessandro Rolandi
    Social Sensibility R&D Department

    Social Sensibility R&D Department is an artist collective based in Beijing and Paris. It addresses fundamental questions about the nature of art-making and place of the artist in the contemporary socio-political context. For “The Worlds Northernmost Chinatown”, Ronaldi presents three video works that represents the collective’s work and practice. In one video-piece, worker and performance…
  • Transborder Cafe:
    You’re all gonna be rich

    The Chinese dream of a firm foothold in the Arctic runs across the border town in the northeast of Norway. A railway between Kirkenes and Rovaniemi in Finland will secure the mainland connection between the Arctic Ocean and the Chinese market. A deep-water port in Kirkenes can make it the first western port along the…
  • Barents Press Debate – Human rights for sale

    China – where press freedom does not exist, where political opposition is effectively banned and where human rights defenders are thrown into prison – is about to buy into the Arctic. What responsibilities does the media have as China enters the Arctic region? Barents Press Norway invites debate about the role of the press covering…
  • Transborder Cafe:
    Freetown, The United Divergence Orchestra

    There are many reasons why some people migrate. Some move for work opportunities while some move to study, some migrate for love and family while some just for adventure in a new land. For others, migration is not about choice. War and conflict, political and religious persecution and climate change and hunger force people to…
  • The Kirkenes Charter

    A binding decision on the present from the future Polar ice caps are melting, and China is coming closer than ever. In a few decades from now, ordinary merchant ships are supposed to be able to take a shortcut from China to Europe. Climate change is causing tremendous consequences which will fundamentally reshape our understanding…
  • Transborder Cafe
    Russia + China: True love or a marriage of convenience?

    Barents Secretariat, in cooperation with UTSYN – Foreign Policy and Security Forum, address the new geopolitical structures in the High North, and their direct and indirect influence on Norway and our border region with Russia. China’s interest in the Arctic and the Northern Sea Route – or the "Polar Silk Road” – is not only…
  • Discussion:
    Social Spaces and Urban Development

    Song Yi, Alessandro Ronaldi and Lijie Wang Moderator: Helle Siljeholm This public discussion uses research undertaken by Beijing based writer and editor Lijie Wang, specifically her contribution to the publication ‘Bajia House 2. Social Spaces’, as a starting point for exploration into the disappearance of grassroots and artist-led social spaces in Beijing. As part of…
  • The Stitch Project

    The Stitch Project – TSP was founded in 2012 by a group of seven international artists. Our first gathering was at the Samí festival Riddu Riđđu in Kåfjorden, in Troms, Northern Norway in July 2012. Our art project has three main activities which we invite everyone to join in on. Our main tasks are the…
  • Science Fiction for Kids with Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

    Spaceships! Aliens! Robots!

    Sci-Fi for kids only, a spectacle of spectacles for a rolicking time! Make kids wonder, dream, and have a rip-roaring good time!