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CMCI PhD Conference 2017
Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 08:30 – Wed, 14 Jun 2017, 16:30 BST
CMCI P.h.D. Conference 2017
Cultural Resilience / Resilient Cultures: the art of resistance in changing worlds
Hosted: Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College London
Location: King's College London Waterloo Campus (Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street London, SE1 9NH)
Date: 13th-14th June 2017
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Oli Mould (Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London). The second speaker is to be confirmed.
In recent times the world has experienced fundamental and ongoing changes of society on a global scale, such as political isolationism, regional conflicts, and the displacement of refugees and/or immigrants. In this atmosphere of uncertainty, culture has a role to play in reflection, diversification, debate, and even reconciliation in transformation processes and the public sphere of communities. Culture and cultural industries can, and should, act as a platform for discussion, analysis and critique of societal shifts. Through this interdisciplinary conference we seek to address questions of resistance and resilience through the lens of culture, media and creative industries. What does the current economic, social and political climate mean for creative industries? How does cultural policy negotiate changes and unpredictability? What is the role of culture in societal shifts? We invite speakers to consider examples of cultural resilience, the instrumentality of culture for resistance or mediation, and the diversity of perspectives that can be used to frame debate. Cultural Resilience / Resilient Cultures is the fourth annual CMCI conference, following last year’s successful event (In)Visible Cultures. We welcome researchers to engage with questions of resilience and resistance in our society, culture, media and the creative industries, and to share their ideas with the colleagues from around the world in a friendly and stimulating environment.
There is no fee required to attend the conference!
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