The Art of Human Rights

Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research invites you to a research seminar on:

The Art of Human Rights: exploring the connections between art, activism and human rights in practice-led research.

Jack Tan – PhD student and Visiting Lecturer, Department for Drama, Theatre and Performance, University of Roehampton

1:00pm, 24 February 2014

Room 209, Hirst Building,
Department of Social Sciences
University of Roehampton
Roehampton Lane SW15 5PU

What is the intersection between the activity of making art and doing activism? Is there any common ground between the techne of human rights and the poiesis of art? What does it mean to make art politically (as opposed to making political art)? What is the value of ‘art-thinking’ for human rights?

These questions are asked within the framework of artists’ work. Jack Tan will present examples of his work and those of other artists as a way of laying bare the methodologies involved in using art practice as a means of researching political questions.

For more information about:
The Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/crucible/
The Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/drama-theatre-and-performance/

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