2013 Playhouse Ican conference comes to Derry next month


Segregation, Peace Walls and the role of the arts in conflict cities will provide the foundation for a national and international conference next month.

The 2013 Playhouse International Culture Arts Network (ICAN) conference will examine how the arts challenge the people and place of Derry ~ Londonderry and other conflict / post conflict cities around the world.

Held in partnership with University of Ulster, the conference on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March will draw inspiration from international and national practice.

Representatives from ‘Conflict in Cities’, a project which addresses everyday life and the possibilities for transformation in Belfast, Jerusalem and other divided cities, will open the conference. Croatian Artist Natasha Davis will perform ‘Internal Terrains’, which uses videoscape and soundscape to ask questions around identity and the situations in our lives when identity is at stake or seriously challenged.

ICAN is a three year project which has been part-financed by the European Union’s Regional Development fund through EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE III) managed through Special EU Programmes Body.

To attend the ‘Challenging Place’ Conference on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March at the Playhouse or for more information contact Elaine Forde on 0044 (0)28 71268 027 or email elaine@derryplayhouse.co.uk