Building on Culture from Ambon to Delhi via Kolkata – Moe Chiba, Amitava Bhattacharya, Benny Usdianto and Arti Jaiman


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An RSAA panel discussion with Moe Chiba, Amitava Bhattacharya, Benny Usdianto and Arti Jaiman, from our series: Culture, Conflict and Recovery in Asia.

The power of art and culture in sustainable development has been much discussed in theory yet not always demonstrated in practice. As a result they are typically sidelined in national policy debates. Are they indeed just nice “little things” but not essential for serious policy consideration? Arts and Culture seem to support the critical needs of communities and individuals, especially in times of crisis. So what do the field practitioners say?

We will hear the experience of field experts in rural livelihoods, conflict resolution and disaster response and their views on why arts and culture were essential in their work.