Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

“Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.”

What kind of institutions are we talking about here and who is leading or controlling these institutions? Is there space for art and artists in these structures of power, influence and authority? How can art be involved and why is it important? What is lost when creativity and art are not part of institutional decision-making that affects our lives tremendously? What can be gained if it is? The following projects and artists address similar questions in their work. The overall aim is to create inclusive spaces where ultimately decisions depend on interdisciplinary and cross-sector dialogues.