ELIA Biennial Conference Glasgow

13th ELIA Biennial Conference
LOCATION/AESTHETICS
Glasgow 13-15 November 2014
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The 13th ELIA Biennial Conference, hosted by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Glasgow School of Art, is the largest conference on higher arts education worldwide, drawing an audience of approximately 500 directors, artists, teachers and thinkers.

THEME: LOCATION/AESTHETICS
This year’s conference theme focuses on the relationship between the creative and the city and the dynamic interplay between place, culture, creativity and the artist.  Recognising that the arts are both the most local and the most international of activities – proud of their traditions and identity, but at their most exciting when they break down barriers and cross borders, LOCATION/AESTHETICS will explore the cultural, social and economic role that creative individuals and institutions play in creating and transforming a city, regional or national identity and place in the world.

Four sub-themes have been identified to address more specific issues:
» IDENTITY/DIVERSITY
» REGIONALISM/GLOBALISM
» HOMECOMING/NOMADISM
» ECONOMY/CULTURE

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
During the plenary sessions a distinguished roster of Keynote Speakers will draw out these themes. The Keynote Speakers are:

Luigi Sacco
Professor of Cultural Economics and Deputy Rector for International Affairs at IULM University in Milan, Director of Siena its candidacy for the European Capital of Culture 2019 and Scientific Director of the Fondazione Campus.