In Place of War


In Place of War

In Place of War: Closing Event:

Thursday 15th March 2012, 6:30pm - 9pm
John Thaw Studio Theatre, The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, The University of Manchester

To mark the end of the In Place of War project, we are presenting a very special event combining a film screening, book launch and seminar session.


18:30: Refreshments and nibbles
18:45 - 19:30: Presentation of In Place of War followed by the film screening
19:30 - 20:00 Presentation of the books
20:00 - 21:00: Seminar - Technology, creativity and social change

A panel exploring creativity in places of armed conflict and social hardship and how those communities use the web/social media to gain exposure for their creative and political responses to their situation. What are the difficulties of working in those contexts? Why is it important to be creative in difficult social contexts? What is the impact of digital as a means to get voices heard?


Professor James Thompson (In Place of War, The University of Manchester)
Tracey Moberly (Interdisciplinary Artist, Activist, Author of Text-Me-Up! & coming soon ... Art as Activism)
Noha Atef (Citizen Journalist, Egypt)
Christian Payne (AKA Documentally)
Alex Wilks (Avaaz)
Dr Gavin Brown, The University of Manchester
Rob Procter, The University of Manchester (Twitter and Riots analysis)

Plus 'The Art of Protest' exhibition

featuring master works from: Banksy / Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing / Lyrics from singer songwriter Billy Bragg / Imagery from John and Yoko's 'Bed-In' / Fashion Designer Katherine Hamnett's '58% Don't Want Pershing' t-shirt / Stella Vine / Leading German Artists Joseph Beuys and Thomas Peiter