Arts in the Aftermath of Conflict 9 août 2017 14:00-9 août 2017 15:00 Festival The Studio, Potterrow EH8 9BL Edinburgh International Festival

What narratives must begin when a war has ended and how does society protect itself from slipping back into conflict? This discussion explores the role of artists in post-war contexts and the critical space that needs to be claimed in order to counter a return to paranoia and injustice.

Discussing these topics will be Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert; artist Willie Doherty, twice shortlisted for the Turner Prize; Lebanese theatremaker Maya Zbib and Esa Aldegheri, Chair of City of Sanctuary Edinburgh.

Part of the Edinburgh International Festival and British Council season Spirit of ’47