“Frames of Violence” – proposes a forum that recognizes the multiple articulations of violence as manifested, experienced, or resisted across different people, groups and locations. The suggestion of framing emphasizes that understanding violence is both about placing it within its sphere of perpetuation, its context; and at the same time, train attention to those aspects that remain outside limited context and discussion. With that perspective, the intention is to enable an interface and an interaction among various possible positions on how violence can be apprehended – ones which have centered discussion and representation as well as those which remain on the margins. Through this interaction, we expect that different ways of understanding, multiple connections and fresh interfaces can be gained which in turn, can lead to the constitution of potentially new knowledges.
The central concern of this symposium is to bring together various voices and expressions across communities, modes of representation and positions about different ways of living with violence. The following guiding themes indicate directions rather than limits:
We hope to address “Frames of Violence” through the following themes: