2021 Arts and Justice Series
KOHLER GRANT FOR SGS INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING
Arts and Justice in South Asia series is a collaboration between the Center for South Asia and the Arts Institute, co-sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and International Justice and the Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley, with support from the Sara and Sohaib Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford.
How does the idea of justice shape our imagination? How are artists, activists, and intellectuals using their voice and their body, their words and their action, their art, their protests, and their critique to imagine and to rehearse as well as to enact new imaginaries of justice in South Asia? How does the State condone, facilitate, and encourage religion, class, and caste based carceral violence? What is the role of the Arts in visibilizing this violence? These questions and more are explored by our speakers and our artists in this series, available on the SASS Tube.
This series interrogates issues around religious freedom, the freedom of speech, and the role of the arts within the context of justice.
The webinars are recorded for future reference. View on the SASS Tube
Globally renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah will recite and discuss poems apposite to the current political moment in South Asia and the world.
Conflict and Post-conflict situations are often marked by the urgency and need for reconciliation. But is reconciliation always linked to justice, peaceful processes or peaceful outcomes?
This conversation will examine the echoes of a divided South Asia that continue to haunt the present and the ways in which artists, writers and activists work alongside each other to imagine…
Thodur Madabusi Krishna is a vocalist in the Carnatic form of classical music, a public intellectual who challenges traditional hegemonic paradigms, and a social activist who…
This talk explores, in a preliminary manner, how the ‘normal’ art and artifice of delivering justice and accepting what is delivered as justice in a highly unequal society changes under…