Themes: Our Creativy Diversity
A new global ethics
A commitment to pluralism
Challenges of a media-rich world
recasting cultural policies
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Introduction to the discussion on A Commitment to Pluralism

Dragan Klaic
Director of the Dutch Theatre Institute, Netherlands

real audio fileIt is easy to say that you understand the need for pluralism. What is important however is what you do with your opinion. Instead of using the word 'pluralism', then, I would rather talk about 'interculturalism', since this word implies an active strategy for increasing dialogue. Interculturalism has had a place in art for a long time. One can speak of a dialogue between artists with differing backgrounds and between artists and the public. But we will not only talk about art here. It is also a question of culture. During recent years in Europe culture has become infected by malaise and scepticism. This was why I was so pleased to hear, during the discussion on the new media, that in future culture would once more be accorded an important place. That it would become the driving force behind the economy.


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A commitmnet to pluralism
Introduction (Dragan Klaic)
Summary
Allister Sparks
Josette Feral
Discussion panel
pijltje.gif (179 bytes) A new global ethics
pijltje.gif (179 bytes) Challenges of a media-rich world
General Introduction
our creative diversity