New World Summit


The New World Summit is an artistic and political organization founded by visual artist Jonas Staal, which explores the space of art to develop parliaments for stateless politics. Taking place in a parliament built inside the KVS, the 4th New World Summit will host twenty representatives of ‘stateless states’ worldwide.

What is at stake in Stateless State is the question to what extent the concept of the state is still capable of representing and protecting a peoples’ right to self-determination in the 21st century.

During the three day program, representatives of stateless organizations and states will discuss the meaning, potential or obstacles that the state embodies today through five consecutive segments, titled Oppressive State, Progressive State, Global State, New State and Stateless State.

Confirmed speakers include representatives of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC); the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF); the Democratic Solidarity Party of Al-Ahwaz (DSPA); the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI); the Rehoboth Baster Community; the left-wing Basque coalition Bildu; the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Free Movement of New Women (MAKIBAKA); Women on Waves (WoW); the Southern Azerbaijani alliance; the Balochistan People's Party (BPP); the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK); Women for Independence; the Kurdish Women's Movement; the National Government of the Republic of West Papua (NGRWP); the Government of Somaliland and the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA). Chairs of the debates include Jan Goossens (Royal Flemish Theatre); Veronique Dudouet (Berghof Foundation); Jolle Demmers (Center for Conflict Studies, Utrecht University), Jan Fermon (Progress Lawyers Network) and Maria Hlavajova (BAK, basis voor actuele kunst).

>> Have a look at the full programme.


> Friday 19.09 - 19:00 > 22:00
€15 (standard) / €9 (-26)
> Saturday 20.09 - 13:00 > 16:00 / pauze + sandwich / 17:00 > 20:00
€25 (standard) / €15 (-26) (sandwich & drink included)
> Sunday 21.09 - 13:00 > 16:00 / pauze + sandwich / 17:00 > 20:00
€25 (standard) / €15 (-26) (sandwich & drink included)

> Package Fri 19 + Sat 20 + Sun 21.09
€50 (standard) / €25 (-26) (sandwich & drink included)


ATTENTION! Sunday 21st September is a car-free day in Brussels. The whole region will be car-free from 9 am to 7 pm. The perfect opportunity to use the STIB ticket that comes free with every KVS ticket.
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