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CANADA 2021: TRADITIONS AND SOCIAL INNOVATION | CONFERENCE OF THE ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN STUDIES

Date:

12/02/2021


CANADA 2021: TRADITIONS AND SOCIAL INNOVATION | CONFERENCE OF THE ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN STUDIES

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CANADA 2021: TRADITIONS AND SOCIAL INNOVATION

Thursday, December 2 to Saturday, December 4

JOIN THE SESSIONS ONLINE
AISC CANADA 2021

FOLLOW THE SPECIAL EVENTS ONLINE
Thursday, December 2, 19.00-21.00: Space to the Music
Space to the Music Facebook Live (Dec 2)
Space to the Music YouTube Live (Dec 2)

Friday, December 3, 19.00-21.00: Cultural Welfare, Art & Public Space
Cultural Welfare, Art & Public Space Facebook Live (Dec 3)
Cultural Welfare, Art & Public Space YouTube Live (Dec 3)

 Presented by the Italian Association of Canadian Studies based in Italy, with the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto.

This conference aims to offer scholars from different disciplinary areas an opportunity to deepen the most recent adaptations and mutations of Canadian reality, declined in its literary, linguistic, cultural, sociological, technological, legal, environmental, economic and political aspects.

The new decade of the 2000s brings important challenges to the entire international community, well summarized by the UNESCO 2030 Agenda for sustainable, shared and inclusive development: from the fight against poverty to gender equality, from the challenge of climate change to the quality of education, from the design of sustainable cities and communities to the promotion of peace, justice and strong institutions, there are a total of 17 goals supported worldwide to build a better world by 2030. In this context of important and international challenges, Canada is a particularly interesting reality for interdisciplinary explorations in order to reflect on common problems and strategies, articulate responses and suggest actions. New studies on Canadian hyper diversity are, in fact, demonstrating not only the intense diversification of the population in social, ethnic or economic terms but also the development of new lifestyles, as well as new ways of sharing and designing public space, as well as the development of new cultural, linguistic, literary and artistic forms and practices in contemporary Canada.

Already a British and French colony, since the 1960s Canada has faced the postcolonial period with visionary and innovative actions that have led it to be the first nation to have established a model of multicultural citizenship, sanctioned by a Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) that is unique in the world. Yet, in contemporary Canada, that vision, considered from the far-sighted and advanced Western and Eurocentric perspective, is today being questioned by the voices of the Indigenous Peoples who claim a different memory starting from long-neglected indigenous traditions. Ironically, as Sheila-Watt Cloutier recalled in The Right to Be Cold (2015), the rediscovery of these neglected traditions can lead to identifying useful solutions to face the challenges of contemporary in Canada and elsewhere: the sense of community, a different relationship with the territory, an alternative economic vision, a different dialogue between generations are among the strategies suggested to rethink the same idea of ​​nation.

The AISC 2021 conference: Traditions and social innovation will be an opportunity to rethink our communities.

Some of the issues that the conference aims to address are:

CANADA: from community to post-nation, from multiculturalism to hyper diversity
METAPHOR, SYMBOLS, ICONS: identity roots, subjects in the making
HISTORY, MEMORY, NARRATION: remembering the past, imagining the future
NEW GEOGRAPHIES: smart cities, sustainable environment
RETHINKING CITIZENSHIP: legal, cultural, linguistic challenges
LANGUAGES, MEDIA, ART: expressing, translating, recounting the change
(RE)-DESIGNING THE SPACE: local customs, social and technological innovation.
CANADA AND THE WORLD: geopolitics, economics, globalization

ABOUT THE ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN STUDIES | ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA STUDI CANADESI (AISC)

The Italian Association of Canadian Studies is an association established under Italian law in 1979; it brings together Italian and Canadian scholars who intend to follow and promote studies on Canada, operating mainly in Italy. In these twenty years, the association, which now has about 200 members, has extended its activities to the whole of Italy, with particular, if not exclusive, regard to Italian universities.

 

JOIN THE SESSIONS ONLINE:

AISC CANADA 2021

 

FOLLOW OUR SPECIAL EVENTS ONLINE:

Thursday, December 2, 19.00-21.00: Space to the Music

Space to the Music Facebook Live (Dec 2)

Space to the Music YouTube Live (Dec 2)

 

Friday, December 3, 19.00-21.00: Cultural Welfare, Art & Public Space

Cultural Welfare, Art & Public Space Facebook Live (Dec 3)

Cultural Welfare, Art & Public Space YouTube Live (Dec 3)

 

Information

Date: Da Thursday, December 02, 2021 a Saturday, December 04, 2021

Organized by : Associazione Italiana Studi Canadesi (Italian Association of Canadian Studies)

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto

Entrance : Free


Location:

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