Inside, you will meet people face to face, as if you were in the same room and breathing the same air – even though thousands of miles separate you. The portal at Torgallmenningen is linked to an identical portal somewhere else in the world. There are portals in public places in Mexico City, New York, Lagos, Lesbos and some thirty other sites. Some of the portals are set up permanently, while others pop up for a shorter period, like during the Bergen International Festival.
In the portal, there will be open meetings and also curated connections with prearranged content. How about a dinner across the continents? An improvised mini-jam with musicians in different countries? The themes revolve around art, sustainability and entrepreneurship, but it is also possible to simply strike up a conversation with a person who is far beyond your own circle of acquaintances. Stay tuned to fib.no as the programme takes shape.
The portal was created by Shared_Studios, which wants to form meaningful human encounters between people separated by distance and inequalities.
– With each new portal, we gain greater diversity and grow more dynamic and more valuable together, says Amar Bakshi, Shared_Studios' founder and artistic director.