The International Visual Arts and Culture, and the State, Power and Globalisation research centres at Richmond the American International University in London present “London is Open: Cultural Diplomacy post Brexit”.
London is a diverse, global city with a growing population of more than 8 million people. Immigration has always been at the heart of London’s growth and success, from the 16th century to the present day, politics, economics and cultural shifts have drawn people to this every changing city. The fallout from the 2016 referendum combined with the significant growth of Eurosceptic, anti-immigration/populist sentiments across Europe (and beyond) poses a variety of new challenges for politicians, policy makers and artists as they try to navigate the challenging interface of popular feeling, and progressive citizenship.
London is Open: Cultural Diplomacy post Brexit will be a fast paced, provocative and challenging afternoon of talks and debate, which brings together those working at the coal face of cultural diplomacy and arts practice in increasingly uncertain times in London to discuss and respond to the following key questions:
In what ways can art promote the idea of London as an open and cosmopolitan mega city and propose solutions for community cohesion?
What role does Cultural Diplomacy play in addressing these issues, fostering dialogue and international cooperation?
This event is free, but we recommend reserving your space through the event’s Eventbrite site.