Spaces and Networks: Young People’s Creativity: 6.30pm, Tuesday 12th May 2015, followed by a wine reception
Spaces and Networks: Young People’s Creativity, a public lecture by Professor Néstor García Canclini
A great event not to be missed and a unique opportunity to see Prof. García Canclini in London.
6.30pm, Tuesday 12th May 2015, followed by a wine reception
Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building, City University London, EC1V 0HB
Free, but online booking is required
In this presentation, Prof García Canclini will offer two perspectives on knowledge and the city: the creative industries and entrepreneurial strategies of artists and young communicators, conducting an anthropology of precariousness and creativity in Latin America.
Please note, the keynote will be delivered in Spanish with detailed powerpoints in English. The discussants’ presentations will be in English.
Dr Néstor García Canclini is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. A leading figure in Cultural Studies who has published over 20 books and 300 articles on culture, globalisation and the urban imagination, Canclini’s current research focuses on the relationship between aesthetics, art, anthropology, creative strategies, and emerging cultural networks. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Essay House Award in recognition of the Americas Popular Capitalistic Cultures, and recently he was awarded Mexico’s National Prize on Arts and Sciences. Among his books are Hybrid Cultures (1995, University of Minnesota Press), recipient of the first Ibero-American Book Award for the best book about Latin America, Consumers and Citizens (2001, University of Minnesota Press), and Imagined Globalization and Art Beyond Itself: Anthropology for a Society without a Story Line (2014, Duke University Press).
Contact for further information Dr. Cecilia Dinardi