In Place Of War

In Place of War is developing a new living archive and social media space

In Place of War (IPOW) is a project based within the University of Manchester that researches creativity in sites of armed conflict and has, over the past 7 years developed extensive international networks of artists and creatives making theatre, street art, music, spoken word and more in response to war.

In the new phase of the project, funded by AHRC, we are developing an online space where artists can upload their work and interact with others online. This will be a living archive of art, music, theatre and spoken word coming out of sites of armed conflict. It will feature some of the most incredible creative work and ground breaking organisations in the world. This project will be developed in collaboration with international academics, technologists, citizen journalists, creative artists, political activists and social media developers.

The project seeks to explore how less technologically enabled environments can benefit from web technologies to overcome their isolation, and create and share artistic responses to war. The outcome will be relatively low-tech mobile solutions to enable people to upload and view each other’s work and for that work then to be accessible to others (researchers, students, artists and the general public).

To date, IPOW have produced several books, websites, resources, films and international networks. We have delivered events in sites of conflict or post conflict like the DR Congo and Kosovo.This exciting new developmental phase is supported by AHRC and delivered inpartnership with Audioboo, Yoomee, Africa Express and Un-Convention.

The project is led by Professor James Thompson.

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In Place Of War
In Place of War, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL




0161 275 3784

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