An inspiring and original event
I enjoyed this SO MUCH! In fact it reinspired me and reminded me why I am so interested in interdisciplinary study of law and the humanities.
It was beneficial, fun, thought-provoking, breaks down boundaries, opens up new connections, enriches our understanding of law.
Our workshop aimed to challenge the preponderance of words in legal education and address the growing need to think about law in a setting that is highly influenced by images, visual media and technological progress utilising different means of perception. This two day event brought together prominent scholars in the field of law and the humanities, including the architect of the original ‘Beyond Words’ workshop in Edinburgh, Professor Zen Bankowski, to immerse the participants in non-textual experience of law.
Participants not only explored concepts and theories relating law to art and music, but produced aesthetic outputs including images, cartoons and collages. The workshop created a unique space for renewing and expanding legal education and furthering the interest in the role of law in the society. It encouraged participants to challenge their textual understanding of law, creating ‘deeper, more nuanced understanding or appreciation of the moral aspects of the law’.
EXERCISE 3: THE ETHICAL ENCOUNTER: FACE TO FACE
During this part of the workshop we will artistically comprehend what the ethical encounter of the face to face means and how law erases multiple qualities of this encounter. While not aiming at producing high quality artistic pieces, the encounter will be documented visually, in a form of drawings and the visual works will be available for everyone to see and discuss.
Summary and final discussions with Professor John Gamble (including tea and snacks)