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Third World Culturelink Conference

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Networks – The Evolving Aspects of Culture in the 21st Century

Zagreb, Croatia, 13-15 November 2009

Conference Topics

Session 1: Twenty Years of Cultural Networking

  • an overview of Culturelink Network's history in the context of the emergence of cultural networks
  • "when, what, how, why" – the role of supranational bodies in founding cultural networks (UNESCO, the Council of Europe, European Union etc.)
  • the effects of networking on institutional culture, civil society, cultural and arts organization, arts and cultural education
  • networks as visibility providers and providers of open communication space for networking communities
  • cultural networks – the issues of processes and outputs

Session 2: Effects of ICT and Digital Culture on Networking Dynamics

  • how digitalization has been changing the networking environments and practices
  • the effects of ICT and digital culture on networks, de-territorialization, linking of the global and the local, wider accessibility and openness
  • web 2.0 and web 3.0; impacts on networking practices in culture

Session 3: Cultural Networks and Cultural Policy

  • social relevance and implications of cultural networks
  • networks as tools/media for innovative approaches to cultural diversity and intercultural communication
  • is the de-institutionalisation of cultural networks responsible for the status of their non-existence in cultural policy
  • is their non-national outline and orientation making them peripheral to nationally oriented cultural policies
  • innovative approaches to cultural policy making

Session 4: Evolving Networking Culture

  • networking trend – is it going to last (as phenomenon that arose in the information age)
  • continuity or durability of networking effects – what happens when networking becomes an obsolete part of reality (critical point of view)
  • the emergence of a networked identity

Contact: Conference Secretariat, Culturelink/IMO, P.O. Box 303, Vukotinovićeva 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; tel.: +385-1-4877490;
fax: +385-1-4828361; e-mail: clinkconf@irmo.hr; http://www.culturelink.org/clinkconf.html


Hivos, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation
Hivos, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation

Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Culture

French Embassy in Croatia
French Embassy in Croatia
Dutch Embassy in Croatia
Dutch Embassy in Croatia
Wallonie-Bruxelles International
Wallonie-Bruxelles International
Zagreb City Council
Zagreb City Council, Zagreb City Office for Education, Culture and Sports