Build Peace 2015 - Peace through Technology: By Whom, For Whom?
The second Build Peace conference took place on April 25 and 26, 2015 in the world's last divided capital city: Nicosia, Cyprus. Where Build Peace 2014 aimed to demonstrate the potential of using technology for peacebuilding in terms of ‘breadth’ of initiatives and ideas, Build Peace 2015 examined issues of ‘depth’ – how the use of technology is resulting in the creation of alternative infrastructures for peace.
"It is not a question of what an artist should do, but what he will do with technology." - Billy Klüver
Build Peace explores art and cultural works as tools for conflict mediation, reconciliation and rebuilding, storytelling, heritage, and education, with a specific focus on the impact and increasing relevance of technology on all aspects of artistic and cultural work. (image credit: eddiedangerous)
"Could there be an IP range, for the Internet of Things, dedicated to peace through peaceful means?"
Sanjana Hattotuwa, keynote speaker at Build Peace 2014, reflects on the future of technology in peacebuilding.
A place for peacebuilders and technologists to come together.
Technology is altering how we engage with the world, offering new avenues for social change. The first Build Peace conference was held in April 2014 at the MIT Media Lab, and explored how information and communications technologies, games, networking platforms and other tools can enhance the impact of a broad range of peacebuilding, social cohesion and peace advocacy initiatives.