Struan Kennedy

Struan Kennedy

Balkan Diskurs Arts and Culture Correspondent, Struan Kennedy, holds an MA in the History of Art from the University of Glasgow and an MRes in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art. Upon completing his postgraduate, Struan with International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) in Northern Ireland on the transformative potential of ‘peace tourism’ in selected ‘urban villages’ of Belfast and Derry-Londonderry. He also carried out consultancy work related to local policing reform and gaining community trust in socially difficult areas, including those at the interface.

“Thus with A Kiss I Die”: Sarajevo’s Romeo and Juliet
‘Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Sarajevo, where we lay our scene…’
Jews, Tattoos and Taboos?
‘... your tattoo is a symbol of your bravery and courage to remain Jewish, despite the evils you had to endure.’
‘Confronting Histories’: A Jean-Gabriel Périot Retrospective
Balkan Diskurs correspondent Struan Kennedy provides a review of three films that were recently shown at Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art in Sarajevo as part of a retrospective of the work of French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot.
The Future of Justice: ICTY Legacy Dialogues
The ICTY is getting ready to close its doors permanently in 2017. During their 24 arduous years, the ICTY prosecuted over 160 of those responsible for serious violations of international humanitarian law during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.
‘Transitions’: The artistic process to depict the journey from conflict to peace
Transitional Justice is a term uttered across societies; the concept of creating a just peace as a means to a lasting peace. But what does this term, easily explained in academic and legal terms, mean ‘on the ground’?