Can art save the world?

Open seminar on fiction, reality and autenticity

This is the first seminar in a series of four within Uniarts appreciated series Can art save the world? where different aspects of art and artistic research are debated.

The border between ficition and reality is dissolving both in artistic expressions and in politics and media. Populism erodes the public discussions, reality entertainment puts questions about autenticity to the test, artistic expressions is seeking legitimacy through the mantra "based on a true story". During the seminar we will discuss what autenticity is in artistic expressions and wonder if such autenticity is desirable.


  • Niklas Rådström, Professor of Narrative in Performing Arts, Film and Media.

In the panel:

  • Bengt Kristensson Uggla, Professor in Philosophy, Culture and Business management at Åbo Academy, Finland.
  • Åsa Linderborg, writer and Head of culture at Aftonbladet
  • Anna Pettersson, director, actor and Doctoral Candidate at Stockholm University of the Arts.

The seminar will be in Swedish.

During the spring there will be three additional seminars in the series. Three professors at Uniarts will invite a panel each to discuss different themes on the 6 March, 3 April and 8 May.