Artistic encounters
in war and violent conflict
16 November 2022
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Katarzyna Grabska and Cindy Horst Edit New Special Section in the Journal of Conflict and Society!

We are happy to share with you this publication of a Special Section in the newest issue of Conflict and Society: Advances in Research 8 (2022) (Conflict and Society Volume 8 Issue 1 (2022)) titled: Conflict and Society Volume 8 Issue 1 (2022) "Volume 8 (2022): Issue 1 (Jun 2022)" published on 01 Jun 2022 by Berghahn Journals.

Special Section: Art and Conflict. The collection is edited by Katarzyna (Kasia) Grabska and Cindy Horst both at Peace Research Institute, Oslo and key members of the INSPIRE research team. Fellow INSPIRE team members and collaborators Sara Christophersen and Solveig Forum have also contributed to this special section.

The special section explores the role of art practice in transformation in contexts of violent conflict and displacement. The articles focus on artists that either create in the context of oppression and control or respond to these contexts by creating spaces of resistance, life in and with violent conflict, transformation, and inspiration. The articles discuss a range of initiatives and artistic practices that take place in a variety of contexts, from artists involved in societal transformation in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Syria, to artists working in Palestine, Chad, Sri Lanka, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The special section has Open Access and is available to read here.