As part of the 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP22), DISPLACEMENT presents an…
London, UK, 4 March 2019
DISPLACEMENT advisory team member and Envoy of the Platform on Disaster Displacement, Prof. Walter Kaelin presented the Fortnight Research Lecture at the University of the Arts London (UAL), “Disaster Displacement: Linking Art and Politics.” His presentation reflected how the Platform on Disaster Displacement has partnered with DISPLACEMENT to reach policymakers at international conferences with its messages through the exhibition of contemporary artworks. Prof. Kaelin’s highlighted several conditions that contribute to successfully bringing art within international political fora.
Prof. Kaelin’s talk was introduced by the UAL Chair of Governors, David Isaac CBE, Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. It was followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session chaired by Dr. Pratap Rughani with members of the UAL Creative Actions and Environmental Displacement research group: Prof. Lucy Orta, David Cross, DISPLACEMENT curator and UAL doctoral candidate Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat, and Prof. Oriana Baddeley.