Round table discussion – On Languages of Mobilisation
Participants include: Gunilla Almström Persson, Senior Lecturer in Rhetoric and Swedish language at Stockholm University, Kalle Brolin, artist and Danae Theodoridou, artist.
The Swedish partners of the On Mobilisation project are based on Gotland, where cultural heritage has a strong presence in the culture. At the same time, the island, strategically located in the middle of the Baltic Sea, has always been at the centre of the region’s military security policy, which has left deep traces in the culture, architecture, landscape and perhaps also in the language. During the evening we will try to get a perspective on how language is used for mobilisation purposes and which concepts influence our thinking about, for example, readiness, security and peace.
The roundtable On Languages of Mobilisation is organized by the Baltic Art Center (BAC) in collaboration with Uppsala University’s Graduate School on Sustainable Studies (GRASS) and in collaboration with Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators
On Landscapes of Mobilisation
Date: June 1
A guided bus tour with architect Gunnar Sillén takes us from Visby to the architectural remains of Gotland’s military history. A guided bus tour with architect Gunnar Sillén takes us from Visby to the architectural remains of Gotland’s military history. The tour takes us to Tingstäde lake where we will visit the fortress-like bulwark that has been under water since the 12th century, as well as Tingstäde Fortress from the 1st World War. We will continue to Slite and visit the local Maritime museum and after lunch take a boat to the island of Enholmen; a site for historic military fortifications on Gotland.