Cities of Memory

PERFORMING AND MEDIA ARTS IN THE POST-CONFLICT CITY

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Cities of Memory

The Cities of Memory research project aims to develop methods and resources for studying the role of the performing and media arts in post-conflict cities, and regions. Building on the work of the Belfast-Sarajevo Initiative (2007-2010), a forum that facilitated dialogue between artists and practitioners from both cities through a series of collaborative workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and performances, Cities of Memory has been awarded British Academy funding to situate this praxis in a comparative critical framework through the organization of an international conference, the production of an edited book, and the development of this project website.

Filmmaking and the Postconflict City

This two-hour illustrated seminar will explore how documentary filmmakers represent the memories, testimonies, and stories that inhabit the post-conflict city, especially in relation to Belfast, Bilbao, and Sarajevo.

  • SUNDAY, 30 MAR 2014
  • 2:00PM
  • £FREE
  • QUEEN’S FILM THEATRE

Publication

Developing from the Cities of Memory Research Colloquium, this collection of essays will examine how theatre, performance, film, and the visual arts address post-conflict situations. We will consider proposals that focus on any post-conflict city, or region, and intend the collection to encourage interdisciplinary discussion on the contemporary arts and their relation to issues of testimony, witnessing, forgetting, representation, healing, reconciliation, agency, and metaphor.

Research Colloquium

Developing from the work of the Belfast-Sarajevo Initiative (2007-2010), the School of Creative Arts at Queen’s, in association with the British Academy, hosted this conference to examine how theatre, performance, film, and the visual arts address post-conflict situations.

A colloquium programme is available.