The CLE Biennial Conference 2019 will be held at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon) from 9 to 11 May, 2019. The topic is Cultural Literacy & Cosmopolitan Conviviality. Keynote speakers will include Prof Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Prof Sowon Park and the conceptual artist Ahmet Öğüt.
This Conference will address modes of conviviality that cultures may have resisted, promoted or facilitated down the ages and especially in the present. It will reflect upon the role and effects of cultural literacy in different media, in the shaping of today’s politics and global economy. As a potent tool for spreading ideas and ideologies, cultural literacy helps shape world-views and social attitudes in indelible ways that need further investigation.