Art Heritage, Violence and Resilience in Africa

Art Heritage, Violence and Resilience in Africa

The stream will capture a rich and diverse range of vernacular artistic responses to current and past conflicts in different African Contexts. The first panel will consist of papers that use the process of researching art forms as a means of opening up creative gendered spaces to reflect and think about what resilience and dignity mean in challenging situations. This inquiry will ask critical questions about how sustainable peace can be achieved in conflict. A second panel will then contrast what emerges through these papers against the technocratic and simplistic humanitarian model of resilience.
Some papers will be based on a BA funded project in South Sudan which we believe will be of interest not least because of the inclusion of artists and academics in the co-production of new methodologies and creative outputs.
Organiser: Tamsin Bradley (Tamsin.bradley@port.ac.uk)