— Cultural Sources of Newness

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Can an old electric power transformation building be a cultural source of newness? Yes, if, like the Ewerk in Berlin,  it transforms itself into an incredibly cool techno club—then retransforms itself into a venue for more bourgeois events like a gathering of European academics seeking research funding. And that brings me to my second question: Can speed dating be a cultural source of newness? Maybe. This was the idea of the organizers of the HERA matchmaking event I attended today.  

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The proposal that Anke Strauß (University of Essex) and I submitted last year to the HERA joint research program on “Cultural Encounters” for the conference in Berlin was accepted! Now we need to get to work, and the first step is to find new research partners in the European countries that participate in HERA . The theme we have chosen for this project is  “Artistic Interventions as Cross-Cultural Encounters: Negotiating Identity Maintenance and Change.” 

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