Andrei Gómez-Suárez / Lecturer at the University of Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and Associate Researcher at the Universities of Oxford and Sussex (England)

PositiveNegatives is a radically original, transformative, and inspiring organisation. The stories and comics help the general public grasp the complexity associated with human suffering in conflict-torn societies by highlighting in images the drama associated with poverty, displacement, torture, human trafficking, and sexual violence. PositiveNegatives affective power is based on in-depth research with the victims of violence, through which it unveils survival and resistance strategies and cross-border processes intertwined with apparently local dynamics. I believe PositiveNegatives is changing the way scholars and practitioners of global politics approach and talk about human suffering and will unleash creative ways to address the issues related with conflict-torn communities which are closer to us than we think.