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CULTURES, HISTORIES, FUTURES explores cultural, socio-political, or technological knowledges that critically reflect our current living conditions by means of higher order considerations. How may this discourse inform education and research in the arts, and thereby their relevancy in the future?

Among others, CHF topics may include, but are not limited to: individual and collective identity formation; perception and construction of the present; relevance of tradition and heritage in the context of current and pressing issues; creation of lifestyles and work arrangements; cultural identities and differences; cultural memory, testimony, translations and transfers; futures and visions, and their impacts on aesthetics; concepts of art, the politics of art; and/or, values, ethics, power structures.

Indicative keywords: historicity; genealogy; tradition; identity; cultural concepts; aesthetics; futures; engagement; sensation; image; aesthetics; ephemeral; ethics