Art and Memory: Conflict and Conflict resolution

23 April 2015


The role which art plays in conflict and conflict resolution was the topic of this panel chaired by the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) External Champion and CSaP Associate Fellow, Dr Tristram Riley-Smith.

He was joined by Kathleen Palmer (Head of Art, Imperial war museum), Dr Glenn Sujo (Senior Faculty, Royal Drawing School) and the artist Šejla Kamerić at the Centre for Science and Policy Annual Conference last week. The discussions focused on the importance of art in engaging the audience to think, discuss and learn about the distressing and harrowing topics of war and conflict.

“If history is the disciplined construction of collective memory, art can be the undisciplined expression of collective dreams” Dr Tristram Riley-Smith on why art should matter to policy-makers.

Read the full story on the Centre for Science and Policy blog.

By Leanne Melbourne, CSaP Policy Intern.

You can listen to a recording of the session here.

(Banner image from Pan Chaoyue on Flickr)

Dr Tristram Riley-Smith

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

  • 14 April 2015, 10am

    CSaP Annual Conference 2015

    This year our conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.