Ahead of the Curve: Interrogating the meaning and relevance of the 2005 Convention
On 19-20 May 2017, the seminar “Ahead of the Curve: the meaning and relevance of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention to our Contemporary World” will be organized in Berlin at the Robert Bosch Academy by the Robert Bosch Academy and the German Commission for UNESCO. The purpose of the seminar is to gather thinkers, activists and/or representatives of key civil society organisations to consider the changes that are taking place within the global economic, political, cultural and other spaces, and to evaluate and reinvigorate the contemporary meaning and relevance of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. More information here.
This seminar will be followed by a public discussion on the Occasion of World Cultural Diversity Day (21 May 2017), with the participation of Anupama Sekhar: Director, Culture Department, Asia-Europe Foundation, Singapore; Abdullah Alkafri: Executive Manager, Ettijahat Independent Culture, Lebanon ; Ayeta Wangusa: Africa Coordinator: International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, Tanzania; Keith Nurse: Senior Fellow, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, Trinidad; Ayoko Mensah: Franco Togolese journalist (Africultures, Le Monde Afrique, UNESCO Courrier), writer and consultant (Africa desk, Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels and UNESCO Creative Cities Network). The conversation will be facilitated by Mike van Graan (South Africa), currently a Richard von Weizsaecker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy. The meetig will take place at the IFA Gallery, Linienstrasse 139/140, 10115, Berlin. More information here.