Panel discussion- Art as a Catalyst for Social Change
Art is one of the few things that is essential for impacting change in the society. There are various ways in which art can be a catalyst for social change. To begin with, art has the ability to provide platforms and tools for the members of the community to represent their own aspirations and experiences and enable creative thinking and practices.
Art is also involved directly in catalyzing social action and boosting social movements. Not only is it a powerful means of resistance to oppression, but it allows for a deepening of our understanding of issues plaguing society. Through artist representation, others can reflect on aspects of society and life and see them in a new light.