A briefing on preparations for the Rio +20 Summit is available from the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), focusing on culture as key element of sustainability: “We believe that the paradigm of sustainable development needs a cultural pillar, and its implementation deserves cultural content. The Agenda 21 for culture (2004), the Policy Statement of… Continue reading Local and Regional Governments towards RIO+20
Reposted from freeDimensional Arts & Democracy Project’s most recent nation-wide conference call was focused on recent events in Egypt and the extraordinary pro-democracy movements sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East. The call highlighted how artists, art spaces and cultural organizers in the region and in the U.S. are participating or responding, and how… Continue reading Arts & Democracy audio transcript on the role of Culture in Revolutionary Times
READY TO CHANGE: An Experimental Forum on Culture and Social Innovation in Europe and in the Med Area An event organized in Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2–4 December 2010, within the framework of the Sostenuto project “Thinking culture as a factor of economic and social innovation” Direct link to the videos of the lectures and presentations held… Continue reading Lectures and presentations available on video
9th and 10th May 2011, SocArts, University of Exeter, UK Call for contributions In the past decade there has been a growing interest in music and social conflict both inside and outside academia. Interdisciplinary research from music sociologists, ethnomusicologists, music psychologists and musicologists has focused on music’s dual use, both as a resource for conflict… Continue reading Symposium on Music – Conflict – Transformation
The 13th conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) will be hosted by the Refugee Law Project, Kampala, Uganda from June 26 to 30, 2011. Abstracts are due by October 31, 2010.