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dossier Future Justice

Ai Nakatsuka shows how music can carry a revolution

Second video essay Future Justice: an inquiry into the way things are/were/should be

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12 April 2021

In the second video essay for Future Justice, Ai Nakatsuka shows how music can carry the revolution in a country plagued by conflict and poverty. While pursuing her master’s in Music Therapy at ArtEZ, Ai was involved in the Khartoum Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir Project in Sudan. These Sudanese musicians have been fighting for freedom, justice, peace, democracy, and civil rights. Listen to Ai telling their story, and listen to the music of the Khartoum Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir Project. A truly remarkable story about music, hope, and courage, against the backdrop of violence, conflict, and poverty.

About Future Justice
'Future Justice' is a programme that invites young artists, researchers and educators to help unpack the idea of a future that is based on justice. Out of deep concern for the world, which is marked by a climate crisis as well as a social and political crisis, ArtEZ studium generale commissioned the publication series 'Future Justice'.

It is a series of publications in which students and alumni of ArtEZ present their visions of the future. 'Future Justice' aims at unfolding alternative ideas of justice, which are informed by ideas of collectivity, care, restoration, non-violence and compassion. In doing so, the series takes a kaleidoscopic, hopeful and meaningful look at the future.

Every month a new issue will be published. Each contribution offers a glimpse into a possible future and every contributor does so from their own perspective and artistic practice.

'Future Justice' is a programme commissioned by ArtEZ studium generale it is carried out by the ArtEZ Professorship Aesthetics & Cultures of Technology in cooperation with the ArtEZ Honours Programme.