Presented by Dr Eliza Garnsey, University of Cambridge. 

Art is a radical form of political participation in times of transition. Arising out of fieldwork at the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the South Africa Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which included 130 interviews with key decision makers, I explore three novel and important areas of transitional justice: the theoretical framing of justice and art; the visual jurisprudence of justice measures developed in transition; and, the cultural diplomacy practices of states emerging from conflict.

We will be taking Eliza out for coffee after the seminar.  You are welcome to join us if you would like to meet her in person and continue the conversation.

Eliza Garnsey is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations at the University of Cambridge. Her book, The Justice of Visual Art: Creative State-Building in Times of Political Transition, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. She will speak about how art is a radical form of political participation in times of transition. Arising out of fieldwork at the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the South Africa Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which included 130 interviews with key decision makers, she explores three novel and important areas of transitional justice: the theoretical framing of justice and art; the visual jurisprudence of justice measures developed in transition; and, the cultural diplomacy practices of states emerging from conflict.

 

About School Research Seminar Series

This series brings together the School’s research community and domestic as well as international leaders in the field of politics and international affairs. Across each semester, the series showcases a diverse and exciting range of topics. We welcome anyone who might be interested in attending.

All events held from 1-2.30pm in GPNorth (39a), room 537, except on 10 September, when it is 6-8pm at the Australian Institute of International Affairs, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane. First two seminars co-hosted by the Visual Politics Research Program. Fourth seminar co-hosted by the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Political Science Association.

For further inquiries contact Prof Roland Bleiker (bleiker@uq.edu.au). Photo credit: Peter Walters.

Please note that most of past research seminars are recorded and are available online.