The Struggle for Home
The Question of Syria 2019
In its fifth annual edition, The Question of Syria 2019 — The Struggle for Home will expand the discussion beyond nation state politics by reflecting on questions of belonging, exile, everyday political expression, right to land, citizenship and return. The Struggle for Home invites intellectuals, specialists and artists from Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Sudan as well as Norway to think together about “home”.
With the Syrian conflict entering its 8th year, new struggles continue to erupt in the Arab world, with Algeria and Sudan being the latest revolting countries. Political struggles continue across regions touched by the Arab spring, but they also disappear in the conditions of migration and displacement brought about by these struggles. This year’s Question of Syria will focus on these new realities. The Syrian struggle has shown that it is important to think beyond borders, particularly following the millions of people that have sought refuge in the region, Europe, including Norway, and elsewhere.