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Join the 14th ELIA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE in Florence, Italy!

03 mei 2016

TURN MIRRORS INTO WINDOWS | 30 November - 3 December 2016 Florence, Italy
Registration Open Now!

ELIA is delighted to announce the 14th ELIA Biennial Conference Turn Mirrors Into Windows, that will take place 30 November-3 December 2016 in Florence, Italy. Host of this years’ biennial is Palazzo Spinelli, in partnerschip with many other arts and higher arts education institutions of the city.
 
Register now to join us in Florence!

The ELIA Biennial Conference is the largest conference on higher arts education worldwide, drawing an audience of approximately 500 directors, artists, lecturers and thinkers. 
 
This year’s theme: TURN MIRRORS INTO WINDOWS
Europe has transformed almost beyond recognition over the past years. Thanks to technological evolution, globalisation and open border policies, we find ourselves working and living in close connection to the rest of the world. At the same time Europe’s self-conception as a place of tolerance, inclusion and prosperity is increasingly challenged by complex issues such as large migration processes, an ageing population, emerging radicalism and shifting economic powers. 
 
The programme provides a platform to discuss the questions that are raised by these developments and to consider the role we as artists, arts educators and arts education institutions have in the creation of tomorrow’s society. In addition to plenary discussions, research presentations, best practices, networking events, mobile workshops in the city and much more, high profile keynote speakers such as multiple award winning social designer and artist Daan Roosegaarde will initate the debate. Florence, as a beacon of European cultural heritage and with its turbulent political and artistic history, is the ideal city to have this conversation.
 
Please find here more details on the programme and practical information.

Planning on staying longer to visit Florence its finest cultural and historic venues?  
For your convenience and to make most out of your trip, we have arranged a selection of tours and visits on Saturday 3 December or Sunday 4 December to Florence its most popular sightseeing destinations you can book in advance. Please go here for more information and booking. 

Questions? Contact ELIA Conference Manager Marte Brinkman at marte.brinkman@elia-artschools.org


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