Is it still possible to speak about identity in a strongly globalized and contaminated context, marked by uprooting, mobility and migration? The re-emergence of nationalism reveals a new urgency concerning the sense of belonging that contradicts existing cultural hybridization. This international seminar aims to provide insights, analysis and reflections about global identity dynamics, with particular attention to cultural production, the hybridization of languages and postcolonial narratives.
Valentina Gensini, Le Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea
Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute
Panel 1: 14:00 – 16:30
Cosmopolitanism, Diaspora, Return of the National
The Return of the National?
Europe as a cosmopolitan identity
City identities between the global and the national:reflections from opposite sides of the Mediterranean
Panel 2: 16:30 – 19:00
Contemporary Art in the Global and Local Dimensions
Diaspora artists and global identities
Plural or fragmented? Identities in a globalising art market
Round table with exhibition curators:
GLOBAL IDENTITIES. Postcolonial and Cross-cultural Narratives
Valentina Gensini, Justin Randolph Thompson, Livia Dubon Bohlig,
Daria Filardo, Matteo Innocenti, Veronica Caciolli, Caterina Scarabicchi
To attend the international seminar, please write to email@example.com.
See also the event page in Italian on the Le Murate Progetti Arte Contemporanea website.
With the contribution of Regione Toscana, ToscanaInContemporanea2018 program
Convenors: Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute, Florence, Italy | Prof. Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Boston, USA | Dr. Jeremie Molho, EUI | Dr. Nick Dines, EUI
This upcoming conference focuses on cities that are emerging (or striving to emerge) as regional centres of power in the ‘global South.’ We focus on major urban centres in Asian, African, and Latin American countries at different stages of the nation building process. We ask what terms like ‘urban’, ‘diversity’, and ‘cultural pluralism’, actually mean in these contexts. We do so by adopting a critical approach that questions official discourse, documents and policy programmes and compares them to how relevant stakeholders understand the ‘city’, the ‘nation’, and ‘the global’. We want to unpack the power relations within the city and the ways in which the city projects itself beyond the national scale and positions itself both at a wider regional level and within global cultural hierarchies.