Commemorative Arts


This gender justice and memory project explores ways in which post-conflict symbolic reparations – recognition of harms done through, for example, memorials, museums, or arts- can contribute to debating and unsettling harmful gender norms that may have contributed to specifically gendered harms in conflict. The project engages academics, artists, and curators, as well as policy makers and civil society organisations working on transitional justice and for women’s rights in thinking about art as a tool for social change. Three major international conferences were held in London, Cape Town and Lima -see the links above for details regarding themes, participants and audio/video outputs. The project events focused on debating, performing and curating gender justice and memory.