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FCL Workshop: Human Rights Objects & Photography: Looking at Human Rights Practice from New Angles

March 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Astrid Jamar (PSRP, Law School) and Laura Martin (Centre for African Studies – SSPS) are pleased to invite you to this workshop which will be experimenting creative teaching methods that involve the use of objects, photographs and academic texts to explore human rights and transitional justice. It will encourage participants to combine artistic and analytical skills to look at these disciplines from new angles.

Extensive human rights and transitional justice research underlines frictions between policy and practice. Many institutions are unable to assist individuals most impacted by these violations. Our innovative workshop aims to impact on students’ learning experiences by encouraging them to think beyond normative discourse and consider what human rights violations really are, what they mean to different individuals and how to engage with conflict-affected societies.

By using photographs, the workshop will encourage participants to think beyond standard learning practices. The participants will discuss on issues raised in these pictures and how the selected academic quotes connect to the images. Throughout these discussions, the use of objects and images will underline ethical issues often obscured in traditional text-based teaching methods. It will encourage students to think critically and pragmatically about their future professional environment.

Registration is required. Please sign up here
The workshop is designed for around 20 participants. Priority will be given to students whose studies are related to transitional justice and human rights.

The workshop is a pop-up event part of and supported by the Festival of Creative Learning.
Coffee and refreshment will be provided.

Photo: 20th Genocide Commemoration at Camps Kigali, 2014, Rwanda (by Astrid Jamar).


March 16, 2017
11:00 am
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