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Diversity of Belonging in Europe

23 May 2023 @ 17:00 - 18:30

Belonging – or not belonging – lies at the core of many of the recent ‘crises’ and ongoing processes of change that continue to shape as well as to shake up contemporary Europe. New forms of socio-spatial inclusion and exclusion have been both embraced and contested – and always (re)negotiated – as part of ongoing processes of social change, connected to migration and displacement, post-socialism and decolonisation, populism and polarisation.

The new book Diversity of Belonging in Europe, co-edited by Susannah Eckersley and Claske Vos, analyses conflicting notions of identity and belonging in contemporary Europe. Addressing the creation, negotiation and (re)use of diverse spaces and places of belonging, the book examines their fascinating complexities in the context of a changing Europe. Taking an innovative interdisciplinary approach, the book examines renegotiations of belonging played out through cultural encounters with difference and change, in diverse public spaces and contested places. Highlighting the interconnections between social change and of culture, heritage and memory, chapters analyse multi-layered public spaces and the negotiations over culture and belonging that are connected to them.

During this event Susannah Eckersley and Claske Vos will discuss their book with Elisabeth Niklasson, Sharon Macdonald and Irene Stengs, exploring new directions in the research on belonging in Europe related to wider questions of heritage, memory and public space.

Location: Spui25, Amsterdam

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23 May 2023
17:00 - 18:30
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