Recording of live panel discussion at 30 Years Ago exhibition, 30 Years Ago exhibition, 25th August, 10am – 11am
How do we see our past, and thereby choose to learn from or repeat that which gave rise to violence? In framing histories, what are the politics of selection and exclusion? In a country where the single story often wins out against multiple truths, in looking back at the past, how do we capture the marginal, the violently erased, the inconvenient? How do we, in other words, frame our past to understand our present, and shape our future? The four speakers will approach the topic with different perspectives, ranging from photography and literary criticism to activism and film.
Featuring Ruhanie Perera, Anushka Wijesinha and Ruki Fernando
Moderated by Subha Wijesiriwardena