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is a freelance expert in aesthetics and designs language teaching programs, including Italian as a second language. Her interests range from philosophy of symbols to applied arts and design as well as cultural policies for speaker of historical minority languages. Her recent publications include: Be a traveller, not a tourist. Non fare il turista vieni in Trentoino! Reisender, nicht nurTourist, (with R. Troncon), Bolzano, Il Brennero/Der Brenner, 1999; Il viaggiatore immobile, in La filosofia free lance, “Tellus. Rivista italiana di Geofilosofia”, Anno XI, 2001; Celebrating Minorities.Ladini, Cimbri e M˛cheni del Trentoino (with B. Passarella), photography by G. Lotti, preface by Ph. Daverio, Bolzano, Il Brennero-Der Brenner, 2005; Atmosfera e Beni culturali, in D. Goldoni, M. Rispoli, R. Troncon, Estetica e management dei Beni culturali, Bolzano, Il Brennero-Der Brenner, 2006. In 1996 she also edited the volume” Andrea Pozzo. Atti del Convegno Internazionale “Andrea Pozzo e il suo Tempo” (ed. ted. Andrea Pozzo und seine Zeit), QM Edizioni di Trento e Luni Editrice Milano.
Franco Bianchini started in October 2007 in his post as Professor of Cultural Policy and Planning, in the Faculty of Arts and Society at Leeds Metropolitan University. He was Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban Studies, University of Liverpool (1988-1992). From 1992-2007 he was Reader in Cultural Planning and Policy and Course Leader for the MA in European Cultural Planning at De Montfort University in Leicester. His publications include Cultural Policy and Urban Regeneration: The West European Experience (with M. Parkinson, Manchester University Press, 1993), The Creative City (with C. Landry, Demos, 1995), Culture and Neighbourhoods: A Comparative Report (with L. Ghilardi Santacatterina, Council of Europe Press, 1997) Planning for the Intercultural City (with J. Bloomfield, Comedia, 2004) and Urban Mindscapes of Europe (co-edited by Godela Weiss-Sussex with Franco Bianchini, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2006). He has acted as advisor and researcher for organisations including Arts Council England, the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Council of Europe and the European Commission. He has given invited lectures, mainly on urban cultural policy issues, in many European countries and in Japan, China, Colombia and Australia. Since 2003 Franco has collaborated with the Liverpool Culture Company in developing “Cities on the Edge”, a cultural co-operation partnership involving Liverpool and five other European port cities (Bremen, Gdansk, Istanbul, Marseilles and Naples), which forms part of the Liverpool 2008 European Capital of Culture programme. His current research interests include: the role of culture in urban regeneration (with a particular focus on port cities); cultural diversity and interculturalism as resources for innovation in urban policy, and the cultural impacts of globalisation in contemporary European cities (with special regard to the problems of standardisation and loss of local distinctiveness).
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Over the past fifteen years, Lia Ghilardi has built up an extensive portfolio of cultural planning and cultural research projects both in the UK and in Europe. After working with Charles Landry's Comedia Consultancy in the early 1990s, she set up Noema Research and Planning in 1999. Lia's background is in urban sociology (Trento University, Italy), she has an MA with Distinction in Arts Criticism from City University (London) and a Diploma in Creative Thinking Skills from the De Bono Seminars Programme (Malta). She is Honorary Research Associate at the International Cultural Planning Research Unit of De Montfort University (Leicester), and Leader of the Policy Making Module at City University, Department of Arts Policy and Management.. Between 1994 and 1999, Lia has worked as external advisor and cultural expert for DG XVI of the European Commission, where she was in charge of selecting projects concerning the regeneration of cities through cultural initiatives. Currently she advises EU programme URBACT II projects in her capacity as an expert in urban cultural development. She also works as cultural planner in residence for European cities in countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Italy. Lia is a member of the Institute of Directors (London branch), member of the UK Urban Design Group, and member of the British Sociological Association (BSA). Lia's work and academic interests include the role of culture in place-shaping, and the benefits of cultural diversity for urban economies. As well as writing consultancy reports and policy documents, she has published extensively: Culture and Neighbourhoods: A Comparative Report, co-written with Franco Bianchini for the Council of Europe (1997); 'Why Cities Need To Be Creative' in Creative Thinking: Towards Broader Horizons, (Malta University Press, 1998); 'Cultural Planning and Cultural Diversity', in Differing Diversities, Cultural Policy and Cultural Diversity (Tony Bennett, ed., Council of Europe, 2001); 'The Culture of Neighbourhoods' (with Franco Bianchini) in Cities of Quarters (eds. Bell and Jayne, Ashgate, 2004); 'Thinking Culturally about Diversity' in Navigating Difference: Cultural Diversity and Audience Development (Arts Council England, 2005) and 'Rethinking Small Places - Urban and Cultural Creativity beyond the Metropolis' (with T. Fleming and K. Napier) in Small Cities: Urban Experience Beyond The Metropolis (eds. Bell and Jayne, Routledge, 2006); 'Identity by Invocation or by Design? How planning is Conjuring up a New Identity for Malm÷' in Godela Weiss-Sussex with Franco Bianchini, (eds.) Urban Mindscapes of Europe (Rodopi, 2006); 'The Contribution of Outsiders to Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Cities: The UK Case' in Phil Wood, Charles Landry and Jude Bloomfield (eds.) Cultural Diversity in Britain: a toolkit for cross-cultural co-operation (J. Rowntree Foundation, 2006).
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is Assistant Professor of Public Relations at the Department of Public Relations and Advertisement at the Atılım University. His interest areas are media analyzing, public diplomacy, strategical communication and brand building in tourism destinations. His recent publications include: Doctorate’s Thesis: The Necessity of Province Based Presentation in the Foreign Travel Targeted Presentation and Comparative Model Work: Constitution of İstanbul Brand, Institute of Social Sciences, Ege University, 2004; Master’s Thesis: An Analytical Approach on the Syria-Turkey Relations within the Terms of Water Issue and Southeast Anatolian Project (SAP), Institute of Social Sciences, İstanbul University, 1999;“Greek’s Application for EU Membership”, Strategy Magazine (No: 9, 1997); “Syria Arabian Republic”, Strategy Magazine (No: 4, 1996); “ The Water Issue”, Strategy Magazine (No: 2, 1996); “ Legal Status of Minorities in Turkey and EU’s Perspective on Minorities: Examples of England and Spain”, Military Science&Intelligence Magazine/MSI, (July 2006); “Ban on Image?Is it the Image Shading Reality?”, Novel Ideas Journal, Ege University, Faculty of Communications, (No:2, February 2008); “The Concept of Brand: Brand Image, Brand Individuality to Brand Identity”, The Mark Journal, Atılım University, (March 2009); “Image and Perception of Turkey”, Novel Ideas Journal, Ege University, Faculty of Communications (No:2, February 2007); “Elections, Local Elections and Strategical Communications”, The Mark Journal, Atılım University, (June 2009). His recent experiences and projects are as follows: MSI (Military Science and Intelligence), Editor in Chief , 2008-(Ongoing); Turkish General Staff, Strategic Research and Study Center, Strategic Communications Consultant 2008-(Ongoing); Hattuşa/Aystra(GŘre) Thermal Resort Project, Brand Management Consultant, Ankara, 2007-(Ongoing); Representative of Faculty of Management for Strategic Plan of Atılım University, 2008-(Ongoing); Representative of Quality/Sufficiency for Bologna Process, Atılım University, 2009-(Ongoing); İstanbul 2010 Culture Capital Project, Consultant Academician, 2009-(Ongoing).
is an expert on minority language issues for the Ministry for Regional Administration Relations, and works with a technical-advisory committee for language minority groups within the Office of the President of the Cabinet, Regional Affairs Division. She is also the President and editorial director of Bolzano’s cooperative publisher ‘Il Brennero - Der Brenner Editoria e Promozione della Cultura. She directs several non-fiction and photo-reportage series. She collaborates as a researcher with the University of Trento for the following projects: ‘Radiofonia e propaganda belle zone di confine” (Radio and propaganda in border areas) and Progetto per le minoranze linguistiche storiche (Project for Historical Minority Language Speakers). Since 1993 she has been coordinating conferences on topics of contemporary history, sustainable planning and cultural planning. She is the editor for essays on contemporary history translated from German, for essays on sustainable architecture translated from English, for language and minority cultures translated from French, as well as for a children’s short stories collection translated from Hebrew. She is co-editor of anthologies and bibliographies on the history of media. Since 2002 she has authored some of the volumes of Crescere insieme. Un viaggio nel mondo della cooperazione. Zusammen wachsen. Eine Reise durch di Welt der Genossenschaften, (with R. Troncon).
is a Researcher of Aesthetics at the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, in Bra (CN). He is very active as a trainer and promoter of eating culture, especially in regards to wine and tasting codes. He has recently contributed to the new edition of Grande Enciclopedia illustrata della Gastronomia (2007) He is also a critic for a Guida dei Vini d’Italia di Slow Food/Gambero Rosso and for the guide Osterie d’Italia. Initially his interests focused on the relationship between deconstruction and the philosophy of language, and then shifted to modern aesthetics. Currently, his interests focus on the issue of the hierarchy of knowledge and the nexus between theory and practice. Specifically, his research is oriented towards bringing to light the relationship between aesthetics, eating and gastronomy. He has published numerous essays on Vico, Wittgenstein, Sellars, Derrida as well as the following books: L’altro gusto. Saggi di estetica gastronomica (2008), Cultura e storia della gastronomia (2007), Per un’estetica del cibo (2006), Bestie e bestioni. Il problema dell’animale in Vico (2002).
is an architect and engineer, born in Mumbai but living and working in Pondicherry (India). From 1971 to 1983 he was planning coordinator for the Auroville International Township Project. Having been appointed by the Sri Aurobindo Society, he served as secretary of the Auroville Planning Group. In January 2000 he was appointed Chief Architect and Designer for the international project Golden city, in Tada, India. His primary research and design interests are in traditional Indian architecture and its potential for renewal in contemporary architecture, and traditional Hindu arts. In this context, Prabhat Kumar Poddar is directing his research to the different pre-modern architectures of Asia (India nd China)and Europe, contemporary construction problems (materials and technologies and their possible relation to today’s deficits. He is a consultant for a great number of public administrations and companies for issues related to sustainable architecture. He has delivered hundreds of lectures and taught training courses in all the main countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa as well as in United States and Australia. His studies on traditional Indian architecture and arts have been published in the Annual Report of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Applied Scientific Research Trust di Pondicherry (SAIASRT) since the 80s.
is a Researcher in Modern Language Teaching at the Department of Foreign languages and Literatures of the University of Bologna, where she teaches Teaching methodologies for Italian as a Second Language. She has been engaged in the study of Italian for foreigners for many years in the context of immigration and the internationalization of education, and in relation to writing for academia. Her current research interests focus on institutional and intercultural communication. Her most recent publications include: “In viaggio con Trenitalia. Linguaggi e strategie comunicative di un’azienda” in F. Della Corte et al. (edited by), QOL (Quaderni dell’Osservatorio Linguistico), Vol. III 2004-2005 (in press); “La comunicazione interculturale nei luoghi di lavoro” in L. Luatti, M.La Mastra (edited by), Terzo Rapporto sull’immigrazione, Provincia di Arezzo, Osservatorio Immigrazione, Ucodep, UniversitÓ di Siena, 2007, pp. 241-267; “Talk show, intervista e ‘faccia a faccia’: il discorso politico pre-elettorale” in C. De Santis et al. (edited by) , L’italiano al voto, Accademia della Crusca, Firenze, 2007, pp. 393-452; Manuale di scrittura, Bononia University Press, Bologna, 2006, 2░ edizione [with F. Gatta]; Le lingue in classe, Carocci, Roma, 2003 [with A. Ciliberti, L. Anderson], “Per una politica linguistica ‘realistica’: un’iniziativa per rivitalizzare la lingua m˛chena” in M. Arcangeli (edited by), Lingue, culture e potere, Atti del Convegno organizzato dall’ UniversitÓ di Cagliari (10-14 Marzo 2006), in press[with D. Zorzi].
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is in charge of research projects centering on aesthetics at the University of Kyoto, Japan. His interests range from aesthetics, especially Oriental aesthetics, to cultural studies and contemporary art. His most important publications include: Il nudo Indeterminato. La questione del nudo in Giappone, in “Kainos”, n. 8, 2008; Chiasms in Art, misc. Chiasmatic Encounters: Art, Ethics, Politics, Lexington Books, Lanham, MD (in press); Ex-humans. Sull’essenza del postumano, in “Kainos”, 2, annuario, Punto Rosso Ed, Milano, 2007; Architettura atopica. L’esperienza dell’architettura olandese contemporanea, “Agalma”, n.13, 2007; Estetica del restauro (Aesthetics of Restoration, Japanese text) in イタリアにおける美術作品の保存・修復の思想と歴史 ―― 欧米との比較から (Pensiero e storia della conservazione e del restauro delle opere d’arte in Italia a confronto con gli altri paesi occidentali), edizioni dell’UniversitÓ di Kyoto, 2007; サヴィ ― ニオの哲学 (La filosofia di Savinio), in “Trans-Cultural Studies”, vol. 10, Tokyo, 2006; Storia del concetto d'arte. Un’indagine genealogica, Mimesis, Milano, 2006; La governance dell’arte contemporanea, in “Agalma”, n.9, 2005; Four Questions Answered: Interview with Joseph Kosuth, in “Agalma”, n.9, 2005; La filosofia del postumano, Costa & Nolan, Genoa, 1997.
Centre for Aesthetics in Practice
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