Video | 03 March 2022

Digital Programme On Demand – Culture & Sustainability: What Does Internationalism Mean in a Year of no Travel?

In light of news that Nicola Benedetti will succeed Fergus Linehan as Festival Director for Edinburgh International Festival from October 2022, we are pleased to release the recording of last year’s digital programme event with the Festival.

Our second On Demand release, from August 2021, is Culture and Sustainability: What does internationalism mean in a year of no travel?

This panel sees Fergus Linehan joined by Edinburgh International artists, choreographer Omar Rajeh (Citerne Beirut), songwriter and folk musician Karine Polwart, and award-winning Ghanaian writer, art historian and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta Ayim. The panel discuss what internationalism means in a year of no travel in relation to sustainable societies and new found ways of being, reflecting on migration, diaspora and artistic touring.

Ultimately we consider, have the values placed on travel from an artistic viewpoint changed, and how can we put creative practice at the heart of advocating change in the face of the climate crisis?

Culture and Sustainability took place on Tuesday 24 August 2021 in partnership with the Edinburgh International Festival, as COVID-19 restrictions saw a reduced festival offering take place.

Watch the event below, and sign up for our next event, What Is the Value of Arts and Culture in the Curriculum?, which takes place Tuesday 8 March at 11am.

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