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Cultural Diversity and the City

Discover how cities can develop a distinct heritage through embracing cultural diversity.

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Cultural Diversity and the City
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This course is part of the Exploring Culture and Heritage program, which will enable you to discover the importance of culture and heritage.

Understand the importance of cultural diversity to the thriving city

Cities all over the world have embraced cultural and religious diversity, creating unique heritages. On this course you will investigate both ‘old’ and ‘new’ diversities in city heritage in four different continents.

You will look at cities with a divisive heritage (Bristol as a slave port) and a post-migration heritage (such as Cologne in Germany). You will will also look at major post-colonial urban centres and how they used cultural diversity to revitalise inner city areas. You will also consider those cities that turn diversity into a branding tool, like Singapore or Doha.

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  • Week 1

    Cultural Diversity, Heritage and the City

    • Week 2

      Heritage Labelling, Networks, and the City

      • Week 3

        The Rise of New Cultural Hubs

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        What will you achieve?

        By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

        • Identify the challenges and opportunities of cultural diversity in cities
        • Design creative solutions to deal with contested heritage
        • Assess labels aimed at promoting inclusive heritage in diverse cities
        • Explore the rise of transnational city networks for culture
        • Discuss the rise of regional and global cultural hubs in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa

        Who is the course for?

        This course is for anyone interested in the cultures of cities, but will be of particular interest to those working in the arts, culture and heritage.

        Who will you learn with?

        Anna Triandafyllidou is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

        Jeremie Molho is Research Fellow at the European University Institute

        Who developed the course?

        European University Institute (EUI)

        The European University Institute offers doctoral and post-doctoral training in the social sciences. It hosts the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Historical Archives of the EU.


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