Art Scenes As Trading Zones

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 14 (Juridicum)
RC37 Sociology of Arts (host committee)

Language: English, French and Spanish

This session revisits the notion of art scenes as “trading zones”, a term widely used in anthropology and social studies of science as a metaphor for social (and material) spaces where people from different cultures or disciplines collaborate, without necessarily sharing the same values, language or understandings of what they hope to achieve. 
At their best, these encounters may result in aesthetic enrichment, transcend differences and make new connections, but they may also give rise to contention. Proposals are encouraged that explore the emergence of artistic forms that promote solidarity or transgress boundaries in ways that enhance the emergence of new forms of communication and social formations.
Session Organizer:
Jan MARONTATE, Simon Fraser University, Canada
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Ilaria RICCIONI, Free University of Bozen, Italy
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Julie REN, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany; Martin FULLER, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
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