2 / 27TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF HUMAN DIGNITY AND HUMILIATION STUDIES

Cities and Risk - From Humiliation to Dignity

19 – 23 September 2016        Send to printer


Conference organizers

Kjell Muller Skyllstad, University of Oslo, Norway
Celine Motzfeldt Loades, University of Oslo, Norway
Hilde Kvam, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Evelin Lindner, World Dignity University Initiative, Norway


Conference description:

Pre-Conference for Early Arrivers to Meet and Share

Sunday 18th September: Dubrovnik Exploratory City Walk or the Ston Wall Marathon

Overview over the conference:

1. Workshop with Dignilogues

Monday - Wednesday, 19th - 21st September, Inter-University Center (IUC), Don Frana Bulica 4, Dubrovnik, big classroom

Together, we will examine the threats to the way we live and the increasing humiliation

that often precludes and disrupts the unfolding of equal dignity throughout the world

2. Public Town Hall Meeting

Thursday 22nd September, Inter-University Center (IUC), Don Frana Bulica 4, Dubrovnik, big conference hall

Exploring with the citizens of Dubrovnik the situation for the cities in South Eastern Europe through the medium of a Town Hall meeting with special focus on common problems of contemporary living and prospects for the future with a recommendation for collective initiatives

3. Researcher Meeting

Friday, 23rd September, Inter-University Center (IUC), Don Frana Bulica 4, Dubrovnik, big classroom

Exploring and sharing with researchers experiences and models for future urbanism based on dignity for all, following up on the 2015 conference on urban cultures in Dubrovnik, summing up the conference, and planning ahead

Post-Conference Excursion for those who are interested

• Saturday 24th September: excursion from Dubrovnik to Mostar-Sarajevo

• Sunday 25th September: possible boat trip in the Dubrovnik archipelago


Work Schedule

1. Workshop with Dignilogues

Monday - Wednesday, 19th – 21st September, Inter-University Center (IUC), Don Frana Bulica 4, Dubrovnik, big classroom

Exploring together the threats to our cities worldwide and the increasing humiliation that often effects the majority of the population in affected cities

• 9.00 – 9.30 Registration

Double Conference Opening for the annual conference of the HumanDHS network, combined with the second in the row of Urban Culture conferences at IUC

9.30 – 10.00 Welcome and greetings from the host institution, the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC), Nada Bruer Ljubišić

Greetings from the participating universities:

• World Dignity University initiative, Evelin Lindner

• The University of Oslo, Norway, Kjell Skyllstad

• Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Bussakorn Binson

• The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, Hilde Kvam

10.00 – 10.10 Online greetings, Linda Hartling, Director of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, Portland, Oregon

• 10.10 – 10.40 Keynote Address: A World at Risk: From Humiliation to Dignity Evelin Lindner, Founding President, HumanDHS

• 10.40 – 11.10 Keynote Address: Art for All Professor Dr. Channarong Pornrungroj, delivered by Bussakorn Binson

• 11.10 – 11.30 Musical greeting, Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona, Colombo/Ljubljana

• 11.30 – 13.00 Launch of Dignilogue Sessions

• Participants present themselves

• Dignilogue: An Introduction to Dignity + Dialogue, by Linda M. Hartling

• 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch at Orhan restaurant

• 14.00 Orginising Dignilogue Sessions

• Evening: Anton Verwey's art exhibition at Lazareti, with a musical welcome by Lasanthi Manaranjanie

Tuesday, 20th September 2016, Workshop Day Two and Wednesday, 21st September 2016, Workshop Day Three: Continuation of Dignilogue Sessions

2. Public Town Hall Meeting, Thursday 22nd September

Inter-University Center (IUC), Don Frana Bulica 4, Dubrovnik, big conference hall: Exploring with the citizens of Dubrovnik the situation for the cities in South Eastern Europe through the medium of a Town Hall meeting with special focus on common problems of contemporary living and prospects for the future with a recommendation for collective initiatives

Convener Kjell Skyllstad, Professor Emeritus, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, Norway and Visiting Professor Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

• 8.00 – 9.00 Registration

• 9.00 – 9.20 Musical Greeting by Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona, Visiting Professor, Department of Musicology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Intercultural music researcher and director

• 9.20 – 9.50 Welcome and Greetings Nada Bruer Ljubišić, Executive Secretary, Inter-University Centre (IUC) Dubrovnik, Ana Hilje, Head of Department of Culture of the City of Dubrovnik

Kjell Skyllstad, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Bussakorn Binson Professor Music Department, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Founder and Chair of Urban Research Plaza (URP) Pre-recorded and online greetings (Video report: Oslo City Council: Implementing Urban Inclusion)

• 9.50 – 10.00 Special ceremony honoring the IUC rising from the ruins, and honoring the brave population of Dubrovnik emerging from humiliation into an era of sharing dignity for all.

• 10.00 – 10.30 Cities at Risk: From Humiliation to Dignity Evelin Lindner, Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies and Co-founder of the World Dignity University initiative, in dialogue with Kjell Skyllstad

• 10.30 – 11.00 Managing Diversity as a Resource: The Win-Win Approach to Dignity Francesca Lionetti, Project manager, Intercultural cities in Southern Mediterranean, Council of Europe

• 11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

• 11.30 – 12.00 The Transformation Potential of Participatory Culture Governance Ana Zuvela, Institute for Development and International Relations-IRMO, Zagreb, Croatia

• 12.00 – 12.30 Music in Development Cooperation and Conflict Transformation Tom Gravlie, Arts for Young Audiences, Norway

• 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch at Orhan restaurant

• 14.00 – 14.30 Applied Ethnomusicology and Urban Outreach Svanibor Pettan, Professor Department of Musicology and General Secretary International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)

• 14.30 – 15.00 Educational Strategies Supporting Cultural Preservation: The Case of Bangkok’s Living Local Culture Bussakorn Binson: Professor Department of Music, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Founder and Director Urban Research Plaza (URP) Thailand

• 15.00 – 15.30 Music and Urban Activism – Building Intercultural Bridges Deeyah Khan, Documentary Film Director and Producer England, Founder and Director Fuuse – Art and Activism and Sister-hood

• 15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

• 16.00 – 18.00 Town Hall Meeting: 1. Dubrovnik Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 2. 2. Creating Vibrant Social Spaces – New Avenues to Urban and Suburban Renewal

• 18.00 – 20.00 Jihad: A Story of the Others, 2015 documentary film presentation by Deeyah Khan, Documentary Film Director and Producer, England, Founder and Director Fuuse and Sister-hood (Art and Activism)

Discussion: Cities at Risk – How do we confront social polarization and radicalization of urban and suburban youth

3. Researcher Meeting, Friday, 23rd September

Inter-University Center (IUC), Don Frana Bulica 4, Dubrovnik, big classroom: Exploring and sharing with researchers experiences and models for future urbanism based on dignity for all, following up on the 2015 conference, summing up the conference, and planning ahead

• 09.00 – 09.30 Musical Opening: Creating Vibrant Spaces for and through the Arts

Lasanthi Manaranjanie Kalinga Dona. Visiting Professor, Department of Musicology, University of Ljubljana. Intercultural music researcher and director

• 09.30 – 10.00 Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural heritage. Methods and Practices

Atle Ove Martinussen, Museum Director, Hordaland Norway

• 10.00 – 10.30 A model of transmission of Intangible heritage (CIH) from the Old to the Young Generation

Ljoba Jence, Slovenian folklorist and Director, Slovenia-Norway Rural Development project

• 10.30 – 11.00 Bridging Urban Divides and Breaking the Cycle of Humiliation: Adaptive Leadership Approach

Mara Alagic, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator for Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design, and Glyn Rimmington, Distinguished Professor of Global Learning, Global Learning Center, Wichita University, Kansas, USA

• 11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

• 11.30 – 12.00 Critical Perspectives on the Transformation of Urban Localities

OUR Research group, Department of Arts History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Split, Croatia presentation Dalibor Prancevic, Robertina Tomic, Alemka Djivoje

• 12.00 – 12.30 Bridge Building at the Market Place

Tom Borrup, Faculty Director, Arts and Leadership Program, University of Minnesota, and Director, Creative Community Builders, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

• 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch at Orhan restaurant

• 14.00 – 18.00 City Risks and Opportunities- Research and Responses

• 14.00 – 14.30 The Zagreb City Making Project, Jasna Capo, Senior Researcher in Cultural Anthropology, The University of Zagreb Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research

• 14.30 – 15.00 What Makes a City Great? Oslo, an Intercultural City, Kjell Skyllstad, Oslo, Norway

• 15.00 – 15.30 Killing History and World Heritage: Urban Tragedies of Syria (Aleppo and Palmyra), Marie Ingand, Historian Art of the Arab World, Instructor Refugee Reception Center, Bærum, Norway

• 15.30 – 16.00 Religious Radicalism and Cultural Loss, Hilde Kvam, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Media Studies, University of Trondheim (NTNU)

• 16.00 – 16.30 Polyscopy: Rediscovering a Way to Community Change, Dino Karabeg, University of Oslo, Norway

• 16.30 – 17.00 Industry 4.0. Where Does This Leave the Human Factor? Holger Kinzel, Researcher, Technical University Freiburg (Bergakademie) Germany

• 17.00 – 17.30 Balkan Dances for Social Sharing: Reflections on Urban Traditions and Cultural Renewal, Muhamed Tufekcic, Choreographer and Dance Instructor Oslo, Norway

• 17.30 – 18.30 Closing Panel: Toward UN Habitat III: Urban Risks and Opportunities – Where Do We Go from Here?


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