About the exhibition
Peacebuilding is a complex, long-term and multi-layered process. It is only possible through strongly motivated, dedicated individuals who are willing to allow this process to change themselves, also. That peace is multi-layered means that building it or working towards it is not only a matter for diplomats, but is an ongoing task for stakeholders at all levels of society.
Peacebuilders come from a wide array of backgrounds, ranging from diplomats to artists, from cultural managers to activists. Their common ground is that they have long committed themselves to acquire the values and knowledge and developing the attitudes, skills and behaviour conducive to living in harmony with oneself, with others, and with the natural environment. Their work, whichever sector they may be part of, whether informal or formal, involves measures that aim to reduce violence, support the transformation of conflicts, and advance the peace capabilities of individuals, groups, societies and institutions. Their work is context-specific but is essential and practicable in every region around the globe and during all stages of conflict.
The members who are featured in this exhibition have all generously shared their personal stories of peacebuilding, reflected through an object. They have openly discussed issues of stigma, discrimination, privileges, inequalities and vulnerabilities.