Conflict Studies

Hosted at Oxygen Art Centre and in collaboration with Torchlight Brewing Company, we made a custom sour beer — a Conflict Brew — to act as a medium or co-facilitator for difficult conversations. The beer bottles had a blank label in which the participants were invited to dedicate a conversation to a particular disagreement. Alongside the beer, a corresponding exhibition encouraged community members to indulge in challenging conversations, with text-based artworks and dialogical workshops.