Researcher Studies How Art Impacts How Societies Handle Atrocity, Political Violence
Can art heal nations? That’s the question at the center of University of Arizona researcher Kaitlin Murphy’s work.
For it, she traveled to countries around the world — Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, South Africa and Rwanda — to study how art and artists impact the way these societies handle atrocity and come back from political violence.
It’s not the traditional approach to nation-healing. Murphy goes beyond the political and legal implications that might normally dominate the conversation. The Show spoke with her more about it.