This blog is part of a research project exploring the responses of artists and art spaces in the UK to the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq. The blog and project are the work of Dr Alan Ingram at UCL Department of Geography, supported by a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.
Art & War: Responses to Iraq is funded for the academic year 2011-2012 but will continue into 2013 towards the tenth anniversary of the invasion and beyond. The project will lead to traditional academic outputs but also aims to inform public engagement in issues of art, war and peace.
Here I will be posting reflections on the research and thoughts on how the invasion and occupation are represented in the media and public life in the UK and beyond. I’ll be connecting things to ideas and debates in academic geography and touching on broader questions of war and peace, empire and the military.
I welcome comments and questions from people interested in the issues raised by the project and will do my best to respond in a spirit of dialogue and discussion. If you’d like to talk to me about your work, experiences and thoughts, send me an email.