Diversity as a source of learning and not as a problem to be solved

Date: 29 September 2020

Venue: De Studio - Maarschalk Gerardstraat 4 - 2000 Antwerp

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Organization / co-organization: Maria & Styliani Markatatou (PhD at ARIA)

Short description: Research seminar: exploring the concept of polyphony in a metaphorical sense, critically examining and challenging the canon as it is known



About the seminar

The language of art ignores orders, rules, and barriers. Through a work of art, people of different political, social, and economic backgrounds can communicate, and this communication is multifaceted and meaningful. Within art, there is a polyphony of messages, a pluralism of ideas. But how does polyphony manifest itself in a concrete way within the field of performing arts? Indeed, the term polyphony can be understood and translated differently depending on the aspect we consider. To demonstrate, a cross-cultural study, an interdisciplinary project, a multicultural Arts institution, are some obvious examples of polyphony in the field of performing arts. Besides, we could examine aspects of interculturalism and multiculturalism. Awareness of diversity in the context of a modern multicultural society is directly linked to the concepts of multiculturalism and coherent diversity, but also to interculturalism, which concerns the communication between, and mutual understanding and influence of (sub)cultures.

This seminar is part of the yearly UPday organised by the research group 'Performance Practice in Perspective' at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp.



Entrance fee: free

Registration: Via website

Contact email: aria@uantwerpen.be

Link: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/research-groups/aria/activities/research-seminars/diversity-as-a-sourc/