A Changing World 2011 – Cultural Aspects during Conflicts.
Our otherwise lovely planet seems to be a non- peaceful place to stay in these times and the media coverage and images we are served daily is not very nice to look at.
I have been in Tunisia recently – and much work is still left for a viable democracy. What I noticed however, was the fact that culture was intact and functioned quite normally, even though the country has experienced a revolution and precisely this is essential for the further process whatever country it might be about
…Picture from my lecture in Lions Club, Tunisia
The cultural work should of course continue regardless of the individual situations and especially in regions where democracy is at the beginning to a life in freedom and peace without fear of any interference with the individual’s right to speak and move freely around in the cultural universe.
The AACCH organization was later on in Gran Canary with the arrangement “Symphony of Human Unity” which could rightly be considered as high current in this particular time.
Many inhabitants in Gran Canary were really scared of the whole situation right now – perhaps not unnaturally viewed with historical eyes, since Spain has been in conflict with the Arab countries many times but many years ago.
How long this smoldering and unconscious fears will exist is hard to say, but culture and the people involved and interested in the cohesion of the world may have a lot of work ahead to learn others how to respect and accept art in openness, thence possible to move human fears away but substituted for peace and harmony in everyday life.
The AACCH organization will constantly try to improve and adapt Concepts related to the circumstances at any time in the world – for now we will continue with the events already planned, and the events that are completed will be evaluated continuously and any experience may of course change or inspire future events.
Our forthcoming events will be the “Symphony of Human Unity” in Nazaré, Portugal and the re-union event with Mona Youssef and Sabrina Lanzi in Aarhus, Denmark.
Link to “Symphony of Human Unity”, Portugal:
All the best from
Kurt Lykke Lindved