Seminar: The role of art and culture in the construction of the truth

Date: 16 of august of 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Place: A-100 TEATRO

The event seeks to reflect on the role of art and culture and their relationship with the clarification, reception, and dissemination of the truth about what happened during the armed conflict in Colombia. The Seminar features Father Francisco de Roux, President of the Commission for Truth, Gustavo Adolfo Salazar, Magistrate of the Special Jurisdiction For Peace, and Luz Marina Monzón, Director of the Search for Missing Persons Unit.

The seminar is organized by the Constitutional Law Department Cultural Rights: Law, Art, and Culture and the Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Peaceful Coexistence, and Non-Recurrence.

The truth about what happened in the armed conflict in Colombia raises many questions: What is the truth? What is the methodology to speak, hear, and understand painful truths? How to synchronize rights and responsibilities on the truth of the victims, the State, society, and those responsible for horrific crimes? How to avoid re-victimization and revenge? How to promote social life? What is the role of art and culture in this convoluted scenario?

This seminar will reflect on the above questions, in the Colombian Transitional Justice context after the signing of the Peace Agreement in November 2016, from a multidisciplinary approach, thanks to the participation by different experts who will address the topic from their experiences, knowledge, and fields of action.

Free admission until room capacity is reached.