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March 2nd to 3rd 2017 : 11th International Conference of the International Laboratory for the Multidisciplinarity Study of Representations of the North at the Université du Québec à Montréal

12.08.2016

 

Thursday March 2nd to Friday March 3rd, 2017

This conference aims to study, through social and cultural representations and practices, on the ambivalence between “adaptations” to winter (which presuppose the abnormality of the season) and the “uses” of winter (which define winter as a material for the creation of representations and artistic practices). We hypothesize that “winter” is first and foremost a socio-cultural phenomenon and that the representations that stem from it—both internal, from cold climate cultures, and external, from cultures of the rest of the world—create a vast and complex system of signs whose adequacy with reality and materiality does not always allow for behaviors, practices and policies that take into account all the components of this season. 

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS UNTIL DECEMBER 31th 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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