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Hybrid Symposium II
Hybrid Cultures and Politics
Donatella Della Ratta (IT)
Carlo Formenti (IT)
Farian Sabahi (IT)
Vincenzo Susca (IT)
Aminata Traoré (ML)

Brucknerhaus Linz


If you want to see cultural hybridization in action, watch a Bollywood movie. Globalization brings new pressures on hybridization. Being at once global, continental and local, we are all global, but some of us are more global than others. The world implodes and societies remix. Under the gaze of satellites, the political face of the planet is trying to graduate from nationalism to continentalism. Most changes are lateral as we witness the repeated drama of vertical disintegration. In the mediadriven politics of the globalized economy, keeping in mind the dubious strategies of recycling old concepts to fit new situations, what is the meaning of “democracy” ?

15:00 - 15:25 Vincenzo Susca (IT)
researcher at ISIMM in Rome and the CeaQ di Paris, author of “Tutto è Berlusconi. Radici, metafore e destinazione del tempo nuovo” and editor of “Immaginari postdemocratici. Nuovi media, cybercultura e forme di potere”

15:25 - 15:50 Aminata Traoré (ML)
former Minister of Tourism and Culture in Mali, promotor of several cultural projects, initiator of “Soi le voisins, le quartier”, coordinator of the “Forum pour l’autre Mali”, a forum that envisages to follow-up the World Social Forum in Europe; author of “l’Etau” and “Le Viol de l’Imaginaire”

15:50 - 16:05 Break

16:05 - 16:30 Donatella Della Ratta (IT)

Contributor on Arab media issues for the Italian newspaper “Il Manifesto”, film maker producing documentaries about Middle Eastern issues; author of “Al Jazeera, media e società arabe nel nuovo millenio”

16:30 - 16:55 Farian Sabahi
Lecturer on Islam at the Bocconi Business School, Milan.

16:55 - 17:20 Carlo Formenti (IT)
philosopher, writer and journalist specialized in new media and third culture issues, author of the novel “Nell’anno della signora”

17:20 - 18:00 Discussion

Moderator: Vincenzo Susca (IT)

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