General News: Cultural Agents
“Arts to the Rescue” Fair Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 13: “Cultural Agents”, Harvard University
The Cultural Agents’ Fair 2015 was held on December 9 in CGIS Knafel Café. More than 30 creative students’ projects were presented as part of their final works for the Cultural Agents course leaded by professor Doris Sommer.Immigration, Environment, Mental Health, Education were some of the problems that students addressed in their projects responding with innovative ideas and new approaches. Each student or team presented their projects and then there was an open space where students asked and dialogued among them.
This Fair put in evidence the students’ creativity and concern about today’s problems and demonstrated how Arts have a fundamental rol in creating new ideas to face deep and complex issues, challenging us all to become new Cultural Agents.
Conference 2016 “Weapons of Social Justice: Reinvention through Language, Literature and Culture”, UCLA
The 13th Annual SPGSA conference at UCLA is receiving proposals for the conference this upcoming April 21st, 2016: “Weapons of Social Justice: Reinvention through Language, Literature and Culture” This conference seeks to investigate how the Humanities, and in particular Language & Literature departments, respond to historical and current events of social injustice. How have representations of resistance in cultural production informed social movements in the Luso-Hispanic world? How can the university be more active and engaged in their surrounding communities? How have 21st century social movements revolutionized the way culture is produced and consumed in the Luso-Hispanic world? How do we protect indigenous and minority languages? How do we guarantee access to basic services in any native tongue?
Submission deadline: Jan 31st, 2016.
Questions and comments are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see our calendar on the Cultural Agents website for more information on our upcoming events: