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International Round Table Announcement

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Intercultural Dialogue and Digital Culture

Palace Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia, 20-21 November 2008


The Culturelink Network invites you to participate in the round table entitled Intercultural Dialogue and Digital Culture, to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 20-21 November 2008, marking the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (EYID) 2008. The event aims to discuss and share knowledge about the possibilities that digital culture provides for intercultural dialogue and to identify examples of existing good practices that allow for participation of users in virtual cultural projects, thus enabling democratic participation of citizens in the building of virtual/digital culture.

We feel that issues related to digital culture and intercultural dialogue are insufficiently discussed and researched. In the roundtable discussions, we hope to clarify issues that often have diverse and imprecise meanings, focusing on the following topics:

  • Intercultural dialogue – concept and its realisation (clarifying issues)
  • Digital culture - how it relates to intercultural dialogue
  • Digital culture participatory practices - building shared spaces?
  • Digital culture new trends – portals, blogs, participatory internet: does the cultural sector recognize the current trends as a tool for enabling intercultural dialogue?

So far a number of speakers have confirmed their participation, including Colin Mercer, Don Foresta, Myriam Diocaretz, Kelvin Smith, Rob van Kranenburg, Katherine Watson, Vesna Čopič, Vuk Čosić, Filip Stojanovski and Tomislav Medak.

The round table is supported by UNESCO-BRESCE, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb.

The working language of the symposium will be English.

The round table programme will be posted soon. Please check here for updates.

In case you are interested in joining us, please contact Aleksandra Uzelac at clinkconf@irmo.hr.

Looking forward to greeting you in Zagreb!



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