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Justice and Security: there is more than one truth

LSE Arts public exhibition

Date: Monday 23 January - Friday 17 February 2012
Time: Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm
Venue:  Atrium Gallery, Old Building

Please note this exhibition was advertised to commence on Monday 9 January 2012 but it has been delayed until Monday 23 January.

This exhibition showcases a series of cartoons, provided by the VJ Movement (VJM) in Amsterdam, that address issues of justice and security. The cartoons were selected in conjunction with Tjeerd Royaards, a Dutch editorial cartoonist who has been involved with the VJ Movement since 2008, setting up a global network of professional editorial cartoonists. This network proved so successful that a platform and community specifically for cartoons and comics was set up by the VJM. This community, Cartoon Movement, celebrated its first anniversary in December 2011. Starting from their belief that 'There is more than one truth' the VJ Movement provides a web platform dedicated to the promotion of video journalism and press freedom. Further information can be found at:  www.vjmovement.com and at: www.cartoonmovement.com.  

The VJ Movement is currently developing a series of cartoons and videos linked to the research agenda of the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) at the LSE Department of International Development.

Once a conflict has been resolved, the newly established but still fragile peace depends very much on how justice is done to the victims without alienating the perpetrators and the social group they represent. International institutions such as the International Criminal Court in The Hague may play a role in this part of the peace process but local and perhaps less judiciary initiatives may be geared towards the same goal.  How successful are initiatives such as these, which are vital in the transition from repression and violence to stability and social cohesion?

To function as citizens, people also need to feel safe in their own environment. Security is typically ensured by state institutions but those in conflict-affected situations may no longer be able to depend on the state to provide them with the security they need. The JSRP is particularly interested in local or informal arrangements between the state and (ethnic) groups that address security issues.

Established in 1990 as the Development Studies Institute, the LSE Department of International Development provides interdisciplinary post-graduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change.

This exhibition is open to all, no ticket required. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (excluding bank holidays, when the school is closed at Christmas and Easter or unless otherwise stated below). For further information email arts@lse.ac.uk or phone on 020 7107 5342. 

Just economics and politics? Think again.  While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the  LSE Arts website. 

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* The atrium gallery is occasionally used for private school receptions, on these evenings the gallery will open from 10am - 6pm. During this exhibition this includes the evenings of 11, 16, 24, 26 January and 9 and 15 February 2012.