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Talk: Photography and Art in Post Conflict Societies, 28th Nov 2018

In this event the photographer Ziyah Gafić and artist, Mladen Miljanović will discuss their work and its relation to the post war legacy of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.
Wednesday 28 November, 14.00-16.00pm, London College of Communication
, Elephant & Castle, London.  For further info and to register.

Dance excerpt and Q&A: Reconciling Experience, 21st Nov

Choreography by Roman Baca, Fulbright Scholar, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and former US Marine.
This choreography aims to explore how the experience of serving in the military becomes embodied and carried over into everyday life.
21 November 2018, 19:00 to 21.00 at The Exchange, Kings College Strand Campus.  For further into and to register.

Talk: Text Illuminations: Data, Discourses and Representation, 15th Nov, London

Panel discussion with artist, Dr Nela Milic (University of the Arts London) and political scientists, Dr Denisa Kostovicova, Dr Ivor Sokolic and Tom Paskhalis of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Thursday 15 November 2018, 6.30-8.pm, The Exchange, Kings College Strand Campus.  For further info and to register.

Talk: Text Illuminations: Data, Discourses and Representation, 15th Nov, 2018

Panel discussion with artist, Dr Nela Milic (University of the Arts London) and political scientists, Dr Denisa Kostovicova, Dr Ivor Sokolic and Tom Paskhalis of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Thursday 15 November 2018, 6.30-8.pm, The Exchange, Kings College Strand Campus.  For further info and to register.

Artist’s talk: Art and Reconciliation; A Conversation, 7th Nov, 2018

Artist in Residence, Dr Milena Michalski, In Conversation with artists on the theme of reconciliation and art at The Exchange, Kings College Strand Campus, 18.30-20.00pm.

In connection with the ‘Reconciliations’ exhibitions, and bringing together some of the artists showing there with other artists whose work deals with reconciliation in the broadest sense, this public discussion reflects on a wide range of reconciliations – or not – including between art and atrocity, both past and present; the artist’s internal conflict during the making of work; between art and politics, art and psychology and between elements such as abstraction and documentation.  For further info and to register.

Talk: Forensic Aesthetics, 31st October

Wed 31st October, 14-16pm,  London College of Communication,Elephant & Castle, London

Artist Vladimir Miladinović will discuss his work from the project Rendered History, which deals with wartime and post-war trauma of the former Yugoslav societies.  In addition Dr Paul Lowe will present his paper: Traces of Traces: Time, space, objects and the forensic turn in photography.

For more info see here

Art & Reconciliation: Final Exhibition and Symposium – Save the date!

To mark the end of Art & Reconciliation: Culture, Conflict and Community, between from 1 November – 1 December 2018 we will be showcasing the artwork commissioned by the project in the Exchange Space at King’s College London. Alongside this, from 29 November – 1 December we will be holding a symposium where project participants, artists, practitioners and academics will explore the key themes of the project: What is reconciliation? What practices constitute spaces of reconciliation? What do the arts have to offer in post-conflict settings? How are we to measure the effectiveness of reconciliation interventions? To capture the eclectic and interdisciplinary nature of the project, the presentations will take on a variety of forms, from arts practice and contact improvisation workshops, keynotes, panels, exhibition walk throughs, and film screenings.

Key dates to note:

Exhibition: Reconciliations

1 November – 1 December 2018 , The Exchange, Bush House, King’s College London

Opening event: Thursday 1 November 2018

Symposium: Art and Reconciliation

Thursday 29 November – Saturday 1 December 2018, King’s College London, Strand Campus

Keynotes: Valentin Inzko, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Marcus Ferrar, Chair, Dresden Trust

Policy Brief: Reconciliation as Activity – Possibilities for Action

Reconciliation is proving to be a problematic concept for both practitioners and academics: it is laden with normative expectations and is often rejected by local publics. This policy brief (Reconciliation as Activity Policy Brief), based on a workshop with NGOs in Pristina, addressed this problem by reframing reconciliation as activity. It recommends further investment in English language teaching to improve communication between groups; a greater focus on younger generations; and, an appreciation of the importance of the informal domain in reconciliation.