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Exhibition launch: “We Lived It: The Social Impact of the Troubles” @TheLinenHall

Exhibition launch: “We Lived It: The Social Impact of the Troubles” @TheLinenHall
by Allan LEONARD @SharedFuture
2 August 2017

The Linen Hall Library has presented the first of two exhibitions of its Divided Society digitisation and outreach project. “We Lived It: The Social Impact of the Troubles” contains artwork, imagery, ephemera, and oral history extracts from firsthand accounts of individual experiences.

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“Art can tread where words and politics often can’t”: The Art of Conflict Transformation @The_JHS

“Art can tread where words and politics often can’t”: The Art of Conflict Transformation @The_JHS
by Allan LEONARD @SharedFuture
25 July 2017

As part of the 30th anniversary of the John Hewitt Society international summer school, the Institute for Conflict Research (ICR) sponsored a panel discussion, “The Art of Conflict Transformation”, which explored how visual and performance art have contributed to our evolving conversation of our troubled past, with hope for dealing with legacy as well as prospects for reconciliation.

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“Fact-checking keeps growing!” Report from #GlobalFact4

“Fact-checking keeps growing!” Report from #GlobalFact4
by Allan LEONARD @FactCheckNI
9 July 2017

The fourth global conference of fact-checking projects took place at the Google Campus in Madrid, 5-7th July 2017, with 188 delegates representing 53 countries. Fact-checkers were joined by participants from the academic and technology sectors, which made for richer and more thought-provoking discussions.

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Perceptions of Northern Ireland: A community relations perspective

Perceptions of Northern Ireland: A community relations perspective
by H. Eilish BOSCHERT
30 June 2017

Northern Ireland is used as a case study for peacebuilding across the globe, attracting the attention and scrutiny of mediators, researchers, politicians, and students, like myself; however, learning about Northern Ireland is nothing compared to engaging with it, and engaging with Northern Ireland is a learning experience in and of itself.

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An acorn matures: Book launch of Little House on a Peace Line (Tony MACAULAY)

An acorn matures: Book launch of Little House on a Peace Line (Tony MACAULAY)
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
27 June 2017

The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts was the venue for the launch of Tony Macaulay’s latest edition of growing up in the contested space of Northern Ireland: Little House on a Peace Line.

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Pioneering peacebuilding at The Holywell Trust

Pioneering peacebuilding at The Holywell Trust
by Sam ALLEN for Shared Future News
22 June 2017

American academic, Professor Ann Kelleher (Pacific Lutheran University), launched her new book, Pioneering Peacebuilder: A History of Holywell Trust, at the resident of Irish Joint Secretary, Ruairí de Búrca. The book details the history and activities of the community development group from its creation in September 1988 to the present day.

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Life is stronger than the wall: Transcending urban architectural divides

Life is stronger than the wall: Transcending urban architectural divides
by Brian McATEER for Shared Future News
21 June 2017

This showing of the film, Wings of Desire, was the third part of the series “Walled Cities”, which looked at cities in conflict divided by walls — the West Bank, Belfast, and Berlin (where this film takes place). The event was organised by the CACity (Cinema and Architecture in the City) research group, which exists to bring academics and general audiences together to discuss situations in Belfast and similar cities.

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Podcast: Dr Gul Kacmaz ERK (Cinema and Architecture in the City)

BENNETT DanielPodcast: Dr Gul Kacmaz ERK (Cinema and Architecture in the City)
by Daniel BENNETT for Shared Future News
15 June 2017

Shared Future News reporter Daniel BENNETT interviews Dr Gul Kacmaz ERK at Queen’s Film Theatre. After introducing herself, Dr ERK explains the motivation behind the CACity research group’s film series event, Walled Cities, and the powerful role that media and art play in collective memory and efforts to forge a shared future.

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Podcast: John O’DOHERTY (The Rainbow Project)

BENNETT DanielPodcast: John O’DOHERTY (The Rainbow Project)
by Daniel BENNETT for Shared Future News
8 May 2017

Shared Future News reporter Daniel BENNETT interviews John O’DOHERTY at The Rainbow Project. Topics include: LGBT inclusive services; what a shared future means personally and for the LGBT community in Northern Ireland; what we need to develop a shared future; and who provides inspiration for this:

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Resilience to conflict: a new foray in reconciliation?

Resilience to conflict: A new foray in reconciliation?
by Eilish BOSCHERT for Shared Future News
25 May 2017

Healing through Remembering welcomed Dr David Backer to present a seminar entitled ‘Resilience to conflict: A new, integrated, granular measure’. The event was co-hosted by Ulster University, which has recently partnered with the University of Maryland to develop lectures on peace tracking. This was their inaugural event.

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Art, peace and reconciliation: In conversation with Rita DUFFY

Art, peace and reconciliation: In conversation with Rita DUFFY
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
11 May 2017

At the last lecture in the spring series of events hosted by the Mitchell Institute of Peace at Queen’s University Belfast, artist Rita Duffy conversed with Professor Fiona Magowan, on how she has applied her creativity to help better understand the world around her.