Sunday, 18 April 2021
  • A A A

  • Event Details

    (L-R) Lauren Dempster, School of Law, QUB; Roberta Bacic, Conflict Textiles; and Paula Devine, Access Research Knowledge (ARK), QUB, viewing the newly installed Conflict Textile exhibition at McClay Library, QUB.  (Photo: Gillian Robinson)

    (L-R) Lauren Dempster, School of Law, QUB; Roberta Bacic, Conflict Textiles; and Paula Devine, Access Research Knowledge (ARK), QUB, viewing the newly installed Conflict Textile exhibition at McClay Library, QUB. (Photo: Gillian Robinson)

     

    Permanent rotating exhibition:Conflict Textiles collection: McClay Library, Queen's University, Belfast
    Description: This collaboration between Conflict Textiles and the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) developed from connections forged through the Following the footsteps of the disappeared exhibition (August 2020 - August 2021). It is a joint venture between Queen’s University Belfast’s Human Rights Centre and the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Justice and Security.

    The four textiles chosen to feature in the exhibition speak to themes and issues of relevance to staff and students across both the Human Rights Centre and the Mitchell Institute. Día de Visita depicts a political prisoner greeting his family on visiting day in a Chilean prison during the Pinochet dictatorship. Centro de Torturas Cuatro Alamos also originates from Chile. This arpillera shows an individual being tortured during the dictatorship. Shannonwatch brings the issue of extraordinary rendition to the fore – highlighting the link between rendition and Shannon airport in the west of Ireland. Digital Death portrays drone warfare and the impact of the use of drones on civilians.

    The launch took place online at 10.30am, 24th March 2021 to coincide with the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims (24 March). It incorporated contributions from Roberta Bacic, Prof Brandon Hamber, Dr Cheryl Lawther, Prof Kieran McEvoy and Dr Lauren Dempster.
    Recording of Conflict Textiles Exhibition Launch (55 minutes)

    Weblinks:
    Podcast - Episode 71 - "Conflict Textiles: Following the Footsteps of the Disappeared" broadcast on 12th November, 2020 by LawPod, the Law School, QUB, facilitated by Dr. Lauren Dempster.
    Commissioned by: QUB Human Rights Centre; Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Justice and Security
    Date(s): 24th March 2021 - 24th September 2021
    Venue: McClay Library, Queen's University, Belfast
    10 College Park Ave, Belfast BT7 1LP
    Curator: Roberta Bacic, assisted by Breege Doherty
    Facilitator: Lauren Dempster, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast
    Outcome:




    Documents: • Textile list: Conflict Textiles, March 2021 - view
    • Invite: Exhibition launch, 24th March - view