Build Peace Conference 2019

Build Peace Conference 2019

Date and Time

Thursday, November 14, 2019 — Saturday, November 16, 2019

Location

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

BORDERLANDS: DIVIDING AND BRIDGING COMMUNITIES
WITH TECHNOLOGY, STORYTELLING AND ARTS

Build Peace brings together practitioners, activists, academics, policy makers, artists and technologists from around the world to share experience and ideas on using technology, arts and other innovations for peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

Borders – whether physical, social or digital – and their creation are often at the center of dynamics of oppression and can be root causes of violence. They can also be the centre of connection between divided communities. The Build Peace 2019 conference will focus on peace, conflict, and the resilience fostered along borders, examining how social innovation through technology, storytelling, and the arts can both create and bridge divides. How can technological, storytelling and artistic innovation increase physical, social and digital divides? How can technological, storytelling and artistic innovation help bridge physical, social and digital borders?

We will organize our collective inquiry across three sub-themes:

PHYSICAL BORDERS: Exploring the transformational role of technology, storytelling, and the arts on migration and movement across borders.

SOCIAL BORDERS: Exploring how technology, storytelling and the arts affect (positively or negatively) the demographic, cultural and political barriers between communities.

DIGITAL BORDERS: Exploring emerging divides and growing polarisation in the online environment, as well as efforts at depolarisation and digital organizing against violence.

We hope you'll join us! Register now. 

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Justin Prugh
jprugh@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7573