23 November 2017 to 26 November 2017
23 November 2017 to 26 November 2017

Relocalising Artistic Practices


‘Glocal’ is a buzzword. But what lies behind this blanket term? In his book Jihad vs McWorld (1995), the American political scientist Benjamin Barber describes the battle between global, deregulated market powers and the revival of traditional values found in the form of religious orthodoxy or extreme nationalism. Today, populist politicians propagate protectionism, anti-globalist policies and identity politics worldwide. In the arts, disconnected internationalism is increasingly replaced by relocalisation policies. Is it enough to counter populist identity claims? Or is a deeper and more fundamental rewriting of our international arts practice necessary?

La Raffinerie/Charleroi danse - Machine room
Rue de Manchester 21 Manchesterstraat
24 November, 2017 - 11:00 to 13:00

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This is a recent article I wrote tracing, and to some extend, problematizing the real and imagined internationalism in the context of China.
Could serve as a background to our discussions.

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The 2nd edition of the Fresh Perspectives series looks at how global issues such as economic stress, environmental challenges and migration flows, are influencing and transforming European cities and their populations.

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I will be using some of the experiences and conversations that I curated during the Australian Theatre Forum ( National Forum that occurs every two years) as a leaping off point

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