Peace Building in Mid-Town Manhattan: The UN’s Architecture and Art collection as a Way of Exploring its Early Understandings of Peace (1945 to 1952)

Our next peace talk will be delivered by Dr Isobel Roele (QMUL) and will analyse what ideas of peace, order and security emerge if we read the UN as the product of aesthetic design.

Date and time: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, tea and coffee from 4:15 pm)

Venue: L66, Fielding Johnson Building (Second Floor)

Speaker: Dr Isobel Roele

Abstract: A modernist masterpiece of design, the UN was – and is – a loud statement of intent. This paper sets out to decipher that statement. What ideas of peace, order and security emerge if we read the UN as the product of aesthetic design – rather than legal and political institution-building?

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