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4 February 2016

Culture is a victim of war says Director General of UNESCO

Bokova1The Department of War Studies was delighted to host Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO (pictured) who spoke on 'Culture Under Attack - Preventing Violent Extremism' on the 3rd February 2016 in the elegant former 16th Century Chapel in the Maughan Library on Chancery Lane.

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18 April 2016

Baptist Coelho launch marks Traces of War exhibition

Baptist CoelhoThe Department of War Studies was delighted to host a launch for Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Baptist Coelho (pictured) and the upcoming exhibition, Traces of War on Wednesday the 13th April at King's College London. Baptist spoke to an audience of over 70 artists, scholars, students and practitioners about his methodology and approach. 

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6 June 2016 

Exploring Witnesses' Testimony through Theatre

Actors for Human RightsTheatre company ice&fire will collaborate with PhD student , Henry Redwood, to create a performance that will capture how a legal discourse narrows the content and meaning of witnesses’ testimony, by situating this process in the body of one performer.

Picture: 'Actors for Human Rights' (courtesy of ice&fire)

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October 2016

TRACES of WAR: an original dance performance & installation created by a cast of veterans, and young people

Candoco Associate Artists and choreographers Jemima Hoadley and Welly O’Brien worked with the cast members of the Charlie F Project, Cando2 Youth Dance, Kings College London students, pupils from Harris Girls Academy and Clapton Girls Academy to produce an original piece of choreography looking at the impact of war on the individual and the collective.

The disabled and non-disabled participants aged 12 to 45, from countries spanning India, Colombia and Cyprus, had little or no dance experience. The cast created material over a 6-day workshop period culminating in an original site-specific dance performance set to the sound score of Traces of War artist, Jannane Al-Ani's Shadow Sites II.

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December 2016

Art & Reconciliation: an innovative approach to conflict resolution

'Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community' is an innovative collaboration between King's College London, the London School of Economics and the University of the Arts in London that aims to improve our understanding of a major current and future global security challenge.
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