Next week (20 and 21 of March) Professor Anna Triandafyllidou will held a conference about Cultural Pluralism in Cities of the Global South.
This upcoming conference focuses on cities that are emerging (or striving to emerge) as regional centres of power in the ‘Global South.’ It focuses on major urban centres in Asian, African, and Latin American countries at different stages of the nation building process. What terms like ‘urban’, ‘diversity’, and ‘cultural pluralism’, actually mean in these contexts will be addressed by adopting a critical approach that questions official discourse, documents and policy programmes and compares them to how relevant stakeholders understand the ‘city’, the ‘nation’, and ‘the global’. The conference wants to unpack the power relations within the city and the ways in which the city projects itself beyond the national scale and positions itself both at a wider regional level and within global cultural hierarchies.
For more information about the conference, programme and registering please visit here