In LA in October: he 2008 Imagining America Conference
Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:26 AM
The 2008 Imagining America Conference http://www.imaginingamerica.org/index.html
"Layers of Place, Movements of People: Public Engagement in a Diverse America"
October 2-4, 2008
Los Angeles, California
Hosted by the Center for Diversity and Democracy, University of Southern California.
Join us to discuss how peoples, places, and disciplines intersect and
shape the work of public engagement. Los Angeles is the ideal site for
these conversations, as a world city that attracts and reconfigures
people from across the globe. It is also an overlapping convergence of
communities and landscapes: spatial and imagined, cultural and
commercial, racial, ethnic, and generational, religious and
ideological, urban, suburban, rural, and wild. How do colleges and
universities relate to these layers of local life?
How do scholars and artists respond to the displacement resulting from
the "development" of the university, college, city, or town? What role
do public scholars and artists play in political and cultural
conversations about the meaning of demographic, racial, and ethnic
change within rapidly changing communities of all sizes? How might the
research, practice, and collaborations of scholars and artists
contribute to public discussion of demographic, social, and political