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Article scientifique de Valérie Rosoux

Dans son dernier ouvrage, Jean Barréa livre une fresque impressionnante des théories des relations internationales[1]. Ce faisant, il décide de ne pas s’arrêter aux frontières des études stratégiques classiques. En brossant les traits de tous les para­digmes susceptibles d’éclairer la décision de politique étrangère, Jean Barréa invite à élargir les angles d’approche de la réalité internationale. C’est dans cet élan, et non sans une certaine audace, que nous proposons de réfléchir au rôle de l’art dans la résolution des conflits.

 

Article scientifique de Ananda Breed

I observed theatre practitioner Frédérique Lecomte in the prisons of Burundi who conducted theatre workshops with prisoners on death row. Lecomte had the epiphany that participants of Hutu and Tutsi origin often try to ‘out suffer’ one another. Thus, she began staging theatrical competitions of suffering between historical narratives in conflict. From the observations in Burundi, I was able to observe how ethnicity was openly discussed in the reconciliation process and to explore varied theatrical techniques for audience and participant engagement for the purpose of promoting dialogue.

Article scientifique de Bibiane van Mierlo, Nicole Nagel et Willem van de Put

In Brussels, many migrant women without legal status have no or limited access to health care and other basic services. Their  access to descent care is mainly hampered by a lack of information, limited fnancial resources and poor experiences in the  past. Three non-governmental organisations joint eforts to help migrant women without legal status to come out of their  isolation. Action research during the implementation process was conducted in order to know which elements contributed  to increased feelings of trust and reinforced autonomy among the target group and more willingness to support migrants  among a larger population. Our major conclusion is that mental health and well-being is largely defned by (the quality of)  social relations and interactions – an aspect that is too often forgotten as a result of the medicalization of mental health  related problems.

In het theaterlandschap van Nederland en België is werken met vluchtelingen uit conflictregio’s de laatste jaren steeds gangbaarder geworden. Makers van hier die in die regio’s zelf theater maken, zijn dunner gezaaid. Frédérique Lecomte en Annet Henneman getuigen elk apart hoe je in Centraal-Afrika en het Midden-Oosten een heel andere kijk krijgt op artistieke vrijheid.