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The transforming power of art - Fellows' seminar by Michelle LeBaron, Kim Berman and Kitche Magak

The transforming power of art – Fellows’ seminar by Michelle LeBaron, Kim Berman and Kitche Magak

“We are asking what the arts can teach us to help us transform to a more liveable world,” said Michelle LeBaron of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. “Our work is about the role of art in transforming conflict. Art is a powerful way of supporting wellbeing and … [Read more]

After Mandela: South Africans indebted to Madiba

After Mandela: South Africans indebted to Madiba

We have to recognise our debt to Nelson Mandela, said philosopher, political scientist and public intellectual Prof Achille Mbembe from the University of the Witwatersrand on Wednesday (18 July 2018). He was one of four experts who participated in a roundtable discussion at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) on the Stellenbosch campus. The other … [Read more]

Changing our Worlds - new publication in the STIAS Series

Changing our Worlds – new publication in the STIAS Series

“Our goal was to write a broadly accessible book documenting why and how arts practices foster resilience, and the unique ways arts help people move beyond utilitarian, technically-oriented ways of seeing and being.” This is how STIAS fellow Michelle LeBaron, professor of Law at the University of British Columbia and co-editor of the twelfth volume … [Read more]