Longtable: Common good
Whose voices are not being heard on the Icelandic arts scene? Which of us are not among the audience? Whose work is not seen and who never stands on the big stage? How can institutions of culture counteract discrimination within the arts? We welcome you to a longtable where the only dish is open and honest conversation.
This event closes the event series Common Good and will be conducted in Icelandic and English. Following the discussion, guests can enjoy a sneak peek of Elva Dögg’s new stand-up show, Madame Tourette, that premiered at the Festival Hub on 9 June.
What is a Long table?
The Long table is a format for discussion that uses the setting of a domestic dinner table as a means to generate public conversation. Conceived in 2003 by Lois Weavew in response to the divided nature of conventional panel discussions, the Long Table allows voices to be heard equally, disrupting hierarchical notions of “expertise”. It was inspired by Maureen Gorris’s film Antonia’s Line, the ventral image of which is a dinner table getting longer and longer to accommodate a growing family of outsiders, eccentrics and friends - until finally it has to be moved outside. Since then, the Table has been set at institutions and festivals worldwide, and invited hundreds of people to sit and share their views on myriad topics. The Long Table is an open-source format; everyone is welcome to use it as a means of generating discussion on any subject you choose.
The Hub always has free admission and everyone’s welcome.