Panel: Beyond the memorial – creative responses to conflict heritage

Wright, B. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This event brought together academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by cities that are trying to use their ‘difficult heritage’ – the memories, heritage and monuments to violent and traumatic events in the past – to build a more peaceful future. Drawing on the experiences of two cities whose identities have long been bound up with their wartime experiences – Coventry and Nanjing – this symposium will consider questions such as “what is a city of peace?”, “how can ‘difficult heritage’ and memories of violence support peacebuilding?” and “how can we creatively engage with this heritage?”
Period20 Jun 2018
Held atCentre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • immersive technologies
  • heritage
  • peace scholarship