IDEAS AND MATERIALS: CULTURAL HYBRIDITY OF THE BALTIC AND OTHER REGIONS
The annual academic conference by the Doctoral Program at the Art Academy of Latvia will take place on June 16–17, 2021.
Highlighting the idea of cultural hybridity, this year the conference encourages reflection on the encounters and interactions, contradictions and collisions of artistic and cultural practices in the Baltic region from historical and contemporary perspectives. The multifaceted historical and geopolitical patterns of the region offer a variety of challenges to consider: the hybrid nature of stylistic, chronological, conceptual, social, political and affective dimensions of art and cultural practices, as well as the interlaced relations of their tangible and intangible components. Considering how the geographical and socio-political situation of the Baltic states might promote theoretical dependence on the West, the conference also aims to determine and delineate local strategies of knowledge production, as well as the possibilities to resist the impasse of intellectual colonialism.
We welcome contributions from emerging, early career and established scholars, artists and researchers across a wide variety of disciplines. Please send your proposal (up to 300 words, 4 – 5 keywords), accompanied by a brief description of academic interests and activities (up to 100 words), as well as your institutional affiliation (if applicable) to doktorantura(abols)lma.lv by April 18. Confirmation of participation will be sent by April 30.
Participants will have 20 minutes for their presentations (including discussions).
The accepted proposals will be reviewed and published in the “International Conference of the Art Academy of Latvia 2021” Thesis Collection / Program.
- Working language: Latvian / English.
- Given the epidemiological constraints and considerations, the format of the conference will be online.
- Participation in the conference is free of charge.
After the conference, selected speakers will be invited to submit their articles to “Acta Academiae Artum IV” – an academic publication of the Doctoral Study Program of the Art Academy of Latvia, which will be reviewed by an international editorial board.