Talk

Global communities and critical citizenship: The future citizen

29 Mar 2014

Event times

14:00 - 16:00

Cost of entry

£12/ £9 concessions

London, United Kingdom

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  • Bus: 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1
  • Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars
  • Train: London Bridge

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This series of events brings together an international line up of artists, academics and cultural professionals to debate what is at stake in re-imagining new forms of citizenship and modes of civic participation. In a connected, increasingly post-national world, what role do artists and public institutions play in critically querying understandings of citizenship and in creating a space where new sensibilities, terminologies and practices of citizenship are enabled? In the last several years we have seen momentous acts of citizenship across the globe, where citizens have taken over the public sphere and demanded justice and representation in creative and powerful ways. At the same time, citizenship is taking on a global dimension, with acts in one national context resonating and affecting another. What do these boundary-crossing acts of citizenship tell us about the future citizen? How can we understand what is at stake today when we speak of citizenship and social justice in a globalised world? This panel will look at the changing idea of the global citizen, from whistle blowers to protestors and migrants, that inform an idea of the future citizen. Speakers include Engin F. Isin and chaired by Jo Glanville.