Monday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Chapman University | Orange, CA
Sandhu Residence and Conference Center | 571 North Grand, Orange, CA 92866
The Culture, Media, and Creative Industries Program (CMCIP) at Chapman University, California, in conjunction with the European Union invite submissions for a conference on how the creative and cultural industries (CCI) can be developed to build EU and US networks. Papers are invited that address any facet of CCI, including practice, policy, and research. We are keen to explore questions such as: How can networks be built using CCI projects? What are the benefits and challenges to developing regional identity/projects and extending them to a broader transatlantic perspective? How have issues such as the digital, mobility through creativity, community engagement, and access shape network formations? How can such networks develop and promote cultural diplomacy? And how can they help build sustainable projects across institutions, regions, and countries? How do CCI facilitate building and sustaining global networks? How can the disruptive force of creativity strengthen networks and lead to innovation?
Papers that address any form of CCI are welcome. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
• Screen Media (Areas include but are not limited to: the nexus between theoretical and practical approaches that consider EU and US interrelationships (production, distribution and exhibition); trends in screen studies scholarship; emotional and political representation of global cultures and identities in film, television and web-based media).
• Cultural Memory (Areas include but are not limited to: practices of documentation (witness and testimony); tourist networks; social media and the limits of participatory culture; the expression and representation of memory culture as both artifact and ideology; the differences between material and virtual objects);
• Public art as Social Agency (Areas may include: discussion on activism within digital and global political art and the influence of regional differences within the EU and US; the dynamics of social agency in visual culture economies, particularly within comparative contemporary transatlantic contexts).
• Cultural Diplomacy
We would also be interested in hearing from people who have run CI projects and the local/global capacity they produced.
Submission Process:
Please send an abstract (300 words) and short bio to by January 30th 2017. Any submissions after that date will be considered if there is space in the program.
Advertising and marketing communications, Architecture, Crafts, Creative industries areas, Design, Digital facilities, Fashion and textiles, Festivals, Film, Literature, Museums, Music, Performing arts, Photography and photo imaging, Publishing and journalism, Visual arts, Words and books


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