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Workshop in Shanghai on Youth and Ageing in Asia

Sep 11, 2011

Research project B11 "New Urban Imaginaries", coordinated by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius, organises a workshop on youth, ageing and inter-generational relationships in three of Asia's most prominent global cities: Shanghai, Delhi and Tokyo. It is held at the Goethe-Institut Shanghai from September 7-10, 2011.

Under the title "Growing up and growing old in Shanghai, Delhi and Tokyo. Inter-generational stories from Asia’s global cities", scholars and professionals come together to discuss what growing up and growing old means in Shanghai, Delhi and Tokyo today under conditions of transnational migration and cosmopolitan urbanism. The workshop explores how these distinct global cities - informed as they are by a rich texture of visual imaginaries, new media and social practices - shape local expressions of youth culture and are producing new texts for (inter-)generational narratives.

The programme covers six sessions, including panels and visual presentations on cosmopolitan childhood and alternative youth cultures, public and private spaces of ageing, the female body, as well as new forms of place-making. The workshop is organised by Professor Christiane Brosius and Tina Schilbach in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Shanghai. It takes place at the Abteilung Kultur und Bildung, Deutsches Generalkonsulat Shanghai (Goethe-Institut Shanghai), from September 7 to 10, 2011.

Research Project B11 "New Urban Imaginaries of the Public in Asia and Europe" is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Tina Schilbach. The project focuses on the emergence of new public spheres in global cities.

Download the full programme with abstracts (PDF, 640kb)

For further information visit the workshop homepage.


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