19 Mar 2024 14:00 - 18:00 Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Description

Book launch and pop-up exhibition

Editors

  • Christine Schwöbel-Patel (CRASSH visiting fellow, University of Warwick)
  • Robert Knox (University of Liverpool)

Speakers

  • Alex Batesmith (University of Leeds)
  • Terry Duffy (Artist)
  • Kate Evans (Artist)
  • Jo Frank (Artist)
  • Tor Krever (University of Cambridge)
  • Kate Miles (University of Cambridge)
  • Anne Neylon (University of Liverpool)
  • Deger Ozkaramanli (Delft University of Technology)
  • Surabhi Ranganathan (University of Cambridge)
  • Gerry Simpson (London School of Economics)
  • Illan Wall (University of Galway)

Summary

How are stories of justice told and visualised? In what ways do stereotypes of victims entrench biases of race, class, and gender? What presumptions do we have about violence and forms of justice?

In this book launch and exhibition event, these questions will be critically explored as questions relating to the political relationship between aesthetics and international justice. Through a variety of media, from poetry to comics, international justice’s dominant aesthetics will be explored, as well as resistance to them in the form of counter-aesthetics.

Pop-up exhibition Q&A

Gerry Simpson reads ‘Parables’ from Why Eichman couldn’t laugh

 

Cambridge Festival logo with stylised brain.

Programme

14:00 - 14:15

Welcome by Christine Schwöbel-Patel and Robert Knox

14:15 - 15:00

Roundtable discussion: Aesthetics and international Justice

  • Alex Batesmith (University of Leeds)
  • Kate Evans (Artist)
  • Tor Krever (University of Cambridge)
  • Kate Miles (University of Cambridge)
  • Surabhi Ranganathan (University of Cambridge)

Moderators: Christine Schwöbel-Patel and Robert Knox

15:00. - 15:15

Tea and coffee

15:30 - 17:00

Opening of the Exhibition

15:30 - 15:50

Terry Duffy speaks about ‘The International Justice Robe’

15:50 - 16:10

Kate Evans speaks about ‘Alternative Superheroes’

16:10 - 16:30

Jo Frank reads Violence

16:30 - 16:50

Christine Schwöbel-Patel, Deger Ozkaramanli, and Anne Neylon speak on Aesthetics of Migration/Borders

16:50 - 17:10

Gerry Simpson reads ‘Parables’ from Why Eichman couldn’t laugh

17:15 - 18:00

Reception

Illan Wall on Counterpress

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