Night of Art and Science

OFFSIDE - Football in Exile

Dirk-Jan Visser and Arthur Huizinga will present the lecture Sport and Identity, about the OFFSIDE project, in the Academiegebouw of the University of Groningen on June 2nd at 8.30 p.m. The lecture is part of the Night of Art and Science.

Like thousands of other Azerbaijani refugees, the Azerbaijani football club FK Qarabag Agdam had to flee the region after the destruction of its home base in Agdam by Karabakh-Armenian forces. The identity of the refugees is intertwined with the continued existence of the club in exile; the club is their only remaining link with the past. FK Karabakh Stepanakert is left behind and derives its identity from the status of Nagorno-Karabakh. As long as the republic is not acknowledged, the club is banned from professional footbal. 

Order tickets on: (Lecture is in Dutch)

Guided Tour

After the lecture at around 9.30 p.m., Visser and Huizinga will lead a guided tour in the Noorderlicht Photogallery.

Table Football

And please join our table football competition!

Admission is free for guided tour and gallery. Opening hours gallery during The Night: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.