The Winter School, organised by iASK, University of Pannonia and ISES, will take place from the 20th to 24th of February 2023 in Veszprém (Hungary) – the next European Capital of Culture – with a week of cultural events and roundtable discussions.
The 5th UNESCO MOST Winter School offers insight into the transformations of the complex, diverse, contested and changing notions of culture.
Panels focus on deconstructing and reimagining the future while offering artistic visualisations of possible scenarios and analysis related to war, environmental crisis, migrations, and the rapid development of digital technologies.
The main questions revolve around the anticipated consequences of the armed conflict in Ukraine, new definitions of soft power and cultural diplomacy, transculturalism and the fluidity of borders, stakeholder responsibilities in global crises, and the shift towards post-humanism exacerbated by the expansion of algorithmic systems.
The discussions at the 5th UNESCO MOST Winter School will revolve around the following topics:
- Imagining Post-War Futures: Dimensions of Security and the Culture of Peace
- Transnationalism, Cultural Heritage and Soft Power: Cultural Diplomacy in Times of War and Climate Emergency
- Social Media and Algorithmic World Order: Living in the Age of Digital Production, Simulation and Cyber Wars
- Post-War Memories: Central European Transcultural Perspectives
- Video Games as a New Form of Social Interaction: Inclusive Spaces, Trauma and Representations of War
- Ecology and Ecologies: Glocal Communities and Responsibilities
- At the Digital Frontlines: Artificial and/or Augmented Intelligence and the Future of the Cyber Ecosystem