The Present - Culturalisation and Globalisation
Cultures, Histories, Institutions: Knowledge Practices and Professional Encounters
Cultural institutions and their constituent organizations and professionals have specific histories, knowledge regimes, values and practices, which they are increasingly required to justify in terms of positive external impacts. Academics are currently enjoined to research, advise and collaborate with these institutions in order to demonstrate their own impact and relevance beyond academe, but generally have contrasting knowledge practices, aims and intended outcomes. This workshop will reflect on academic researchers' experience of these professional encounters, considering their implications for the knowledge practices and methodological approaches of university-based academic researchers.
Open workshop 9th of May 2012
9.00 Peter Aronsson – Welcome
09.10 Ien Ang: Art Museums, Academic Research and Professional Practice.
09.30 Kosta Economou: The art of not knowing - practices, lay-professional production and audience participation in communicating art and media.
Discussant: Bodil Axelsson
10.10 Fika 20 min
10.30 Tobias Harding: Institutionalizing culture.
10.50 David Rowe: Media and Governments.
11.10 James Arvanitakis: Old Institutions, New Media.
Discussant: Anders Ekström
13.15 Tim Winter: Critical Heritage Studies.
13.35 Kearrin Sims: Counter Discourses or Pragmatic Compromises: Engaging with an Imperfect Field.
13.55 Erik Petersson: The Veteran’s Home and the State: Care and legitimacy in 17th century Sweden.
Discussant: Libby Robin
14.45 Fika 30 min
15.15 Emma Eldelin: The Essay-Ambivalence of the Humanities – On the Communication of Humanistic Knowledge in the Public Sphere.
15.35 Louise Ryan: Walking the institutional tightrope: investigating and collaborating with the museum.
Discussant: Svante Beckman
16.30 Johan Fornäs: Closure
Since 2004 ACSIS and Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) at the University of Western Sydney has maintained an exchange program involving graduate students from both departments. Thanks to a grant from STINT were able to develop this cooperation further through the project Culturalisation and Globalisation: Advancing Cultural Research in Sweden and Australia. This project involving exchange of personnel on all levels as well as seminars, workshops and PhD-courses is now in its last year.
The project focuses on two interrelated processes that are often thought to characterize the present era: Culturalisation and Globalisation. On one hand, culture – in any of its many forms – seems to expand and acquire an increasingly central role in political, economic and social life. Culture has tended to be discussed within national contexts, but the growing networks of transport, trade, travel, tourism, migration and communication have redefined the relations between the local and the global. The process of globalisation captures this cluster of ideas, with its economic and political as well as social and aesthetic dimensions increasingly enmeshed with the process of culturalisation.
Senast uppdaterad: 2012-05-14