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In Place of War: Creativity and art in conflict zones
March 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the Edinburgh University International Development Society for an evening of talk, debate and performance as we hear from four contrasting voices on the role, reason and impact of art and creativity in places of war. Working with In Place of War – an organisation that empowers, mobilises and connects artists and creative communities in sites of war, conflict and humanitarian disaster – and supported by The University of Edinburgh and EUID.
Dr Zoë Marriage, SOAS
Zoë has researched extensively in countries affected by conflict in Africa and is the author of Not Breaking the Rules, Not playing the game. International Assistance to Countries at War (2006, Hurst & co). She is currently working on a political economy of capoeira, the Brazilian dance-fight-game, which you can follow via her Capoeira and Security Blog.
Jun Tzu, Rapper & Poet
Jun Tzu – aka Jonathan Hamilton – is a Belfast born poet who has lived in Manchester since he was a teenager and writes material that deals directly with his experiences, many of which are linked with the history of conflict in Northern Ireland. He often uses his poetry to create rap and hip-hop songs, and recently brought out his debut album in 2014.
Ruth Daniel, In Place of War
Ruth Daniel is an award-winning cultural producer, activist and social entrepreneur. She is the Co-Director of multi-award winning organisation, In Place of War (IPOW), based at The University of Manchester, UK. Ruth will be speaking about In Place of War’s work and the important economic, social and political role creativity plays in areas of conflict and revolution.
Ghazi Hussein, Poet & Playwright
A poet and playwright born to a family in exile from Palestine. As a teacher and lecturer who studied philosophy he was found ‘guilty of carrying thoughts’, and was repeatedly imprisoned and tortured for 20 years in Syria. Ghazi arrived in Britain in 2000 and now calls Edinburgh home.
This event is free. Pre-booking is recommended.
Source: Edinburgh University International Development Society