Bringing together approaches often presented as antagonist, such as evidence-based approaches or modeling and more affective and qualitative approaches, can be used to generate positive change. Art can be used in involving and “touching” groups of people that are otherwise sidelined. Including artists in research projects may also help accounting for the emotions and feelings people experience during conflicts. Art can:

  • help bring the personal, cultural, emotional in from the periphery and into the heart of the discussion
  • foster empathy and empowerment
  • access a public platform and a different media strain
  • help keep language simple
  • spark memory and hope