The conference Cultural Literacy & Cosmopolitan Conviviality will address modes of conviviality that cultures may have resisted, promoted or facilitated down the ages and especially in the present. It will reflect upon the role and effects of cultural literacy in different media, in the shaping of today’s politics and global economy. As a potent tool for spreading ideas and ideologies, cultural literacy helps shape world-views and social attitudes in indelible ways that need further investigation.

On May 11th, Ahmet Öğüt will lead a workshop titled CCC: Currency of Collective Consciousness to pose a series of questions such as: How do we challenge the limits of structural change in a progressive manner today? How could we mediate in those moments and challenge top-down decision-making, repurposing it in real time. How can we learn to act collectively?


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