Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss how and through which types of projects and policies cultural pluralism can be fostered. You find the program here.

This workshop brings together academics and civil society groups interested in issues around fostering diversity and pluralism and opening up communities to newcomers. We are interested in understanding why, how and under what conditions some communities are more open to cultural differences than others and what types of projects and policies facilitate openness to newcomers. Within this context, the role of the arts and other forms of cultural production (such as kitchen projects, cafes and work projects) play an important role. Participants will reflect conceptually and on specific projects about how civil society initiatives can act as alternative sites from which to challenge notions of who does and does not belong in the community and foster inclusionary ways of living together. The event will be in English.

The event is organized by Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), Blickwechsel Türkei (Contemporary Turkey Studies), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada.