Cultural Diversity

Our global reality is one of increasing diversity, mobility, and interconnectedness. Individuals and communities engage and interact with one another on an unprecedented scale and the resulting entanglements of cultural diversities pose both challenges and opportunities.

In the horizon-widening context of this global cultural diversity or “mundialization,” an urgent focus is emerging on how to foster inclusive strategies for how people can live in shared spaces and cross-cultural places of what has become our global village. How should we and how can we co-exist without one voice, one narrative, one group imposing moral, political or religious dominance or superiority?

The goal of this interdisciplinary approach to cultural diversity is a mutually respectful, critical, and inclusive examination and exploration of multiple life experiences, voices and representations that does not fetishize or pathologize difference. This is not about co-existing in a kind of détente of tolerance that carries forward the baggage of colonial, patriarchal, heteronormative power but, rather, the interweaving of ideas and lives and learning from each other in inclusive ways that constructively contest and de-privilege hierarchies and power structures that place one individual or group above another.


1st Global Conference

Please Note: Change of Date and Change of Location:
Saturday 1st December – Sunday 2nd December 2018
Vienna, Austria

Call for papers, presentations and participation now active.