Abstract on Peace Mechanism

for the Santorini Biennale 2014.
Brief:
Peace Mechanisms aims to study the harmony between people, the mutual understanding and the respect of differences. Peace and War have been
the subject of debate for thousands of years in many countries,cultures and philosophies and both of them have led to serious moral
questions.
Political systems have always viewed Peace as a state of balance and harmony between individuals and populations in which respect means
acceptance of differences, in which conflicts are resolved through dialogue, in which people’s rights are respected and their voices
are heard and everyone is at their highest point of serenity, bearing always in mind that systems usually consider warfare as an inevitable
and integral aspect for the creation of human culture (which is also inevitable under certain socio-cultural or ecological circumstances!).

The Santorini Biennale, is calling artists to study and explore causations and reasons of violent actions
(crisis – conflict – war development), and how the arts can create “a mechanism” against them.