Video | ‘Art-for-Peace in Ambon’ explained by Wening Udasmoro in 2′

Wening Udasmoro talks about her chapter ‘Art-for-Peace in Ambon: An Intersectional Reading‘, co-authored with Rahel Kunz and published in the 13th thematic issue of International Development Policy ‘Gender in Peacebuilding: Local Practices in Indonesia and Nigeria. Wening Udasmoro is Board Member of the Journal and Professor of Literature and Gender at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
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In the context of the focus on ‘everyday peacebuilding’, the field of peace and conflict is increasingly interested in the use of art as a tool for peacebuilding. Feminist contributions emphasise the important gender dimensions of art-for-peace processes, but so far intersectional dynamics have received less attention. The aim of this chapter is to bring the interdisciplinary feminist literature into dialogue with insights on the intersectional dynamics of (everyday) peacebuilding and so propose a critical reading of the intersectional dynamics of art-for-peace initiatives. The authors focus on the context of Ambon in Indonesia to analyse one particularly prominent art-for-peace initiative: the Paparisa Ambon Bergerak (PAB) collective. Their analysis draws on a combination of data: visual and literature (poems) artwork produced by the PAB collective, in-depth expert interviews with PAB representatives and local peacebuilding activists, and secondary literature on PAB. The analysis reveals the complex social power dynamics and individual and collective dimensions of art-for-peace activities.

Udasmoro W. and R. Kunz (2021) Art-for-Peace in Ambon: An Intersectional Reading , in E. Prügl, C. Rigual, R. Kunz, M. Achakpa, H. Myrttinen, J. Onyesoh, A. Rahmawati, W. Udasmoro (eds.) Gender in Peacebuilding: Local Practices in Indonesia and Nigeria, International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement, 13 (Geneva, Boston: Graduate Institute Publications, Brill-Nijhoff) URL:; DOI: 10.4000/poldev.4630

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