'Transitions:' Sarajevo Opening
Jul
1
5:00 pm17:00

'Transitions:' Sarajevo Opening

  • Skenderija Bridge Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

Join Ron Haviv and PCRC for the Sarajevo opening of ‘Transitions,” a photo-based exhibition that explores post-conflict environments around the world. Through photo essays ‘Transitions’ examines the state of transitional justice in four post-conflict societies; BiH, USA, Colombia, and the DRC. ‘Transitions’ pushes audiences to consider what ‘justice’ looks like in a more critical way. Produced with funding from MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund, ‘Transitions’ is a collaborative project between the Post-Conflict Research Center (BiH), ART WORKS Projects (USA), Yole!Africa (DRC), and Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica (Colombia). Photography by Midhat Poturovic (BiH), Sophia Nahli Allison (USA), Martin Lukongo (DRC), Juan Arredondo (Colombia).

Art and Reconciliation Roundtable at the  'Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath' Conference
Jul
1
4:15 pm16:15

Art and Reconciliation Roundtable at the 'Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath' Conference

  • Hotel Europe

PCRC and its partners (the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, the University of the Arts London, and the London School of Economics) will be holding a panel discussion to present the details of the groundbreaking collaborative research project ‘Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community.’ The project aims to investigate the concept and practice of post-conflict reconciliation through time and in different geographical regions by combining history, political science, art, creative practice and innovative evaluation methodologies. 

The panel discussion will be held as a part of the 'Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and Its Aftermath' Conference taking place from 30 June to 2 July in Sarajevo. 

PCRC co-founder Leslie Woodward and PCRC advisory board President Tanya Domi will present an overview of PCRC's role within the project framework and our use of art and creative multimedia for reconciliation and peace. 

'Sanctuary/Sustenance:' Sarajevo Premiere
Jun
30
3:00 pm15:00

'Sanctuary/Sustenance:' Sarajevo Premiere

  • Kino Meeting Point Hamdije Kreševljakovića 13 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Join PCRC, WARM, ART WORKS Projects, and Manifest Media for the Sarajevo premiere of 'Sanctuary/Sustenance. ' 'Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys' is a multimedia projection of photography, film, music, and words launched on June 20, 2013 in honor of World Refugee Day in cities around the world. The installation was projected on the facades of community and civic centers, houses of worship, places of learning and other locales that have historically opened their doors as places of welcome and shelter. Collaborators include Lynsey AddarioMarcus BleasdalePaula Bronstein, Hélène Caux, Jean Chung, Don Doll, Ron HavivDavid HogsholtGiulio di Sturco, and James Whitlow Delano along with filmmaker Maren WickwireSanctuary/Sustenance features music by the Argentine classical composer Osvaldo Noé Golijov.  Additional music is by Lee Maddeford, Jonathan Wiest, and Ventanas.

'Sacntuary/Sustenance' is a project of ART WORKS Projects and Manifest Media.

Justice Symposium 'Conventional and Unconventional Approaches to Transitional Justice'
Jun
29
11:00 am11:00

Justice Symposium 'Conventional and Unconventional Approaches to Transitional Justice'

  • Kino Meeting Point

Join PCRC during the 2017 WARM festival to discuss transitional justice and the ways in which PCRC’s collaborative photo exhibition, ‘Transitions,’ sheds light on the state of transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina and around the world. Panelists will discuss the background and themes of ‘Transitions,’ while considering its role in the transitional justice process in BiH and other post-conflict societies. Of particular focus will be the way in which 'Transitions’' visuals, when paired with narratives and didactic text, compel viewers to view the peace process, as well as its importance and human impact, in a more personal and tangible way. Panelists will also consider the potential of 'Transitions' to facilitate viewers’ ability to frame their own country’s conflict(s) within a broader and more objective framework. The panel will be immediately followed by a presentation of the 'True Stories Market' by Ishak Jalimam & Maša Marković of Sarajevo Film Festival’s Dealing with the Past program.

Panelists include:

Tanya Domi, Columbia University New York

Denis Džidić, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network - BIRN

Samantha Šoletić Owens, ART WORKS Projects

Myles Wallingford, Post-Conflict Research Center

Moderated by Velma Šarić, Post-Conflict Research Center

'Transitions’ is a collaborative project between the Post-Conflict Research Center (BiH), ART WORKS Projects (USA), Yole!Africa (DRC), and Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica (Colombia). Photography by Midhat Poturovic (BiH), Sophia Nahli Allison (USA), Martin Lukongo (DRC), Juan Arredondo (Colombia).

2017 WARM Festival
Jun
28
Jul 2

2017 WARM Festival

Join PCRC and the WARM Foundation for the 2017 WARM Festival. Over the course of five days in Sarajevo, we will be presenting the best in photojournalism, documentary film, and research from conflicts around the world.

The full program can be accessed on the WARM website.  

Restoring a Culture of Peace: ICTY Legacy Dialogues Conference Side Even
Jun
22
4:30 pm16:30

Restoring a Culture of Peace: ICTY Legacy Dialogues Conference Side Even

  • Hotel Holiday (Conference Room "Una")

oin PCRC as they discuss their innovative and diverse peacebuilding strategies, including their collaborative projects with the ICTY. Driven by a vision for a society in which people no longer perceive diversity as a source of conflict, but as the basis for prosperity, PCRC is dedicated to restoring a culture of peace in the Western Balkans by creating, implementing and supporting multifaceted approaches to peacebuilding, human rights and transitional justice. The goal of this event is to bring together PCRC representatives, legal experts, activists, government officials and civil society leaders to discuss PCRC’s peace education and conflict prevention programs and their role within the wider transitional justice landscape of the Western Balkans. Panelists and audience members will explore the social, economic and political challenges to building a sustainable peace in the region and how we can together utilize conventional and unconventional transitional justice mechanisms to build just societies that will foster healthy democracies. PCRC will also be presenting information about its regional coalition for genocide prevention, formed with the UN Office on Genocide Protection and the Responsibility to Protect.