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II. Creative Approaches to Transitional Justice

November 12, 2020

This is the record of “Creative Approaches to Transitional Justice II" a past event.

Bodymaps and Women's Agency

How can artistic processes strengthen the voices of women in societies in transition?


Luis C Sotelo, Director, Acts of Listening Lab, Concordia Univ.

Cynthia Cohen, Brandeis University.


Angela Santamaria: Professor Centro de Paz, Conflictos y Postconflictos, Universidad del Rosario “Decolonial Sketches and Intercultural Approaches to Truth: Corporeal Experiences and Testimonies of Indigenous Women in Colombia”

Virginie Ladisch, Senior Expert, International Center for Transitional Justice 


Christalla Yakinthou: Lecturer, University of Birmingham “Cultivated Collaboration in Transitional Justice Practice and Research: Reflections on Tunisia’s Voices of Memory Project.”


Catherine Renshaw, Western Sydney University - Implications for Myanmar.

M. Brinton Lykes, Boston College and International Journal of Transnational Justice.

Q & A

Melissa Stimell, Professor of the Practice of Legal Studies, Brandeis University.


A series of presentations and conversations Convened by:

→ Acts of Listening Lab, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling; Concordia University

→ Program in Peacebuilding and the Arts, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life; Brandeis University

→ IMPACT: The Imagining Together Platform for Arts, Culture and Conflict Transformation


→ International Journal of Transitional Justice, Oxford University Press

→ Boston College Center for Human Rights & International Justice

→ Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (South Africa) 

The Acts of Listening Lab (ALLab)

is a hub for research-creation on the transformative power of listening in the context of oral history performance. It brings together artists-researchers, communities, and activists from across disciplines and cultures interested in exploring alternative and creative ways of making life stories matter in the public sphere.

Situated on Kanienʼkehá꞉ka territory,
on the 10th floor of Concordia (LB) Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. LB-1042-03

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