Art in Place of Conflict


Art in Place of Conflict seeks to explore the power of socially engaged art in conflict / post conflict societies. We unpicked themes such as Truth Recovery, Ethics, Reconciliation, Legacy of Conflict as well as Inter-generational Dialogue.

We aimed to include current issues, including a global pandemic, which took us all by surprise as well as Black Lives Matter – a fight for equality.

The Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy kick-started this conversation by showcasing and discussing art produced through the academy with acclaimed artists such as Jo Egan, Conan McIvor, Pamela Brown and Ailin Conant.

Our keynote address was given by the internationally acclaimed John Paul Lederach who “is one of our greatest living architects of social transformation” Krista Tippett

Internationally acclaimed theatre-makers and artists such as Teya Sepinuck, founder of Theatre of Witness, Hector Aristizabal, founder of Imaginaction, photographer and activist Giles Duley and contemporary artist and activist Khaled Barakeh joined us to talk about their work in addressing social change.

We hosted talks, presentations, conversations, podcasts, artworks, film and a live screening of a theatre production.

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Derry City & Strabane

The Playhouse

Organiser Bio:

The Award Winning The Playhouse is based in Artillery Street, Derry and was established in 1992. Since then it has grown to become one of Ireland’s leading Award Winning multi-disciplinary Community Art Resource Centres based on a neutral site with the city centre.

Contact Name: Aine McCarron

Contact Number: 028 7126 8027

Contact Email: [email protected]

Address: The Playhouse Theatre 5-7 Artillery St Derry / Londonderry BT48 6RG

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