The topic for this presentation would be to make use of the social and political agendas in the Arts in a manner that would highlight the transformational nature of identity, difference and belonging in an increasingly globalised and multicultural society. This in turn has changed the way we approach and relate to people based on preconceived assumptions, stereotypes or even prejudices. The topic would explore using current social, political,youth and technological movements as to what it means to be an individual in such a contemporary world and the conflicts as well as the opportunities it presents. It would highlight the individual’s relationship with Arts and in turn society and how that leads to a three fold impact: one, on the formation of the individual’s identity;two, the formation of a new culture and society and finally, the importance of how the Arts and in turn cultural policies relate to different societies has to change. Besides these three points, the ever relevant themes of identity,difference and belonging in the global village that the world has become now will be explored in an underlying manner. The goal of the presentation is to engage the audience in how to bring up new arts policies and teaching methods that are relevant and engaging to the new generation of youth.
Violette Du Geneville, Independent Researcher, New Zealand
Stream: Arts - Social
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