IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog

(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century

The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.


Designing Justice: Law & Order Mini-Conference by Archis

Experimental think tank Archis, as part of its Architecture of Peace project, will hold a mini-conference at Stroom Den Haag on Tuesday 20 May from 13:00 - 17:00.
A host of international experts from the world of justice, design, activism, conflict management, and politics will discuss how justice and design can either contain or ignite conflict situations. One of the important questions to address is: whose law are we applying?
Francesco Sebregondi has been part of the Forensic Architecture Research group at Goldsmiths, University of London, since the group started in 2011. With the experience of these various research projects he will address the complex but highly relevant relation between spatial research and ‘evidence’, politics and justice. Next to this he will focus on his own research on the use of white phosphorus munitions in urban environments.
Mark Kersten is founder of the Justice in Conflict blog, where he challenges the difficult relationship between justice and peace. His PhD research focuses on the implications and effects of the International Criminal Court’s investigations on peace processes and negotiations in Libya, Darfur, and northern Uganda.
Apart from these two keynote speakers, several experts will share their experience and by the end of the afternoon we hope to have brought the agenda for an Architecture of Peace one step further.
Free entrance! Register by sending an email to mentioning 'AOP conference'.
As a prelude to this event, Archis will be hosting one of its world-wide RSVP pop-up events in The Hague on Monday 19 May 2014.  Curious



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