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Saturday 19 October: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Alison Richard Building, S1, Sidgwick Site 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

The panel brings together artists and academics to discuss the potential of arts in creating awareness and in shifting perceptions on identity and agency in postconflict societies. Panellists will draw from personal working experiences as artists or academics and reflect on the value of arts as a tool of change in war-affected areas.
Arts and creativity have the potential to foster dialogue and function as healing tools for the artists and the audience. Yet, arts have been regularly instrumentalised for political goals, including reparations and memorialisation. The panel will address the contribution of different forms of arts in influencing postwar reconstruction and memory whilst reflecting on the limits of using creative channels in such complex contexts.
The panel is organised by Maja Spanu, researcher at the University of Cambridge.
Rachel Kerr, Director of the Art and Reconciliation Project, Reader in International Relations and Contemporary War, King’s College London
Idit Nathan, Theatre Practitioner and Visual Artist
Rachel Reid, Artist, Photographer and Activist in Human Rights
Christine Schwobel-Patel, Associate Professor of International Law, Warwick University
The panel is organised in association with ARTIJ - Art and International Justice Initiative. Related events during the festival include show by artist Idit Nathan ‘Bureau of Change’:

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required


Full access, Accessible toilet

Additional Information

Age: 16+, Talk, Arrive on time, Free