Very warmly welcome to a lunchseminar that focuses on the question of how we could design and use digital technologies and digital art in order to support peace efforts. Lisa Glybchenko, a Ukrainian researcher from TAPRI (Tampere Peace Research Institute), social entrepreneur and initiative taker to the Color Up Peace-project, will guide us through these interesting topics.
- Visual peace technologies
- Visual images as security-building tools
- Digital and virtual reality peacebuilding
Peace practices and research are becoming more and more tech-infused, not least because of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on these fields, and several armed conflicts around the world including Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its effects to everyday lives in Ukraine and beyond. That means, we should be better equipped with knowledge of peace technologies to better design and implement peace initiatives, even after the war has ended.
The seminar will focus on visual peace technologies, also drawing on the role of visual arts in peacebuilding. We will closely look into using Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications used as peacebuilding tools.
After explaining what visual peace technology is and how art, design and tech combine to support peace processes,Lisa Glybchenko, will show a series of AR Posters in Support of Ukraine, which she created herself as artworks and for research. It will also be explained how visual peacetech relates to peacebuilding in some other contexts around the world.
All participants can expect to receive a lovely postcard gift featuring Ukrainian art relating to Lisa’s project.
Lisa Glybchenko is a Ukrainian doctoral researcher, (social) entrepreneur, facilitator and artist working in her PhD project “Visual Peacetech: Digital Visual Images as Security-Building Tools” at Tampere University, Finland. Lisa’s research is inspired by her peacebuilding work, in particular the peacebuilding startup she founded in 2016 – Color Up Peace. Lisa has been a visiting scholar at the peace and security think tank SaferGlobe, Finland, working on topics of peace technologies (2022-2023). Currently, she is a visiting research fellow at the War Studies Department at King’s College London (2023-2024).
The seminar will be held in English, with the opportunity to ask questions in Swedish.
The seminar is free of charge. It is possible to buy lunch in the restaurant. As there may be queues, please arrive in good time. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When? 21.11.2023, kl. 11.30
Where? Kaptenssalen, Hotell Arkipelag, Mariehamn