About the part that art plays in a globalising society

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Chiara De Cesari

Chiara De Cesari  is Professor of Heritage, Memory and Cultural Studies, and Chair of Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Having received a BA and MA from the Free University of Berlin and a PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from Stanford University, she has held research and teaching positions at the universities of Cambridge and Utrecht, among others. Her wide-ranging research explores how forms of memory, heritage, art, and cultural politics are shifting under conditions of contemporary globalization, (post)coloniality and state transformation.

Committed to transnational and transdisciplinary collaboration, she has been involved in several major international research projects. Currently, she is PI of Imagining Institutions Otherwise: Art, Politics and State Transformation (IMAGINART) and co-PI of the NWA project ‘Pressing Matter: Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums‘, as well as a member of the Trans-Atlantic Platform for Social Innovation’s ‘Worlding Public Cultures’ network.


Symposium: Stressing Solidarity - Witnessing Palestine through Art and Architecture
A symposium on Palestinian art and cultural heritage initiated by the Teach-in Series workgroup of the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis
Symposium: (Post) Anthropocene Museologies
Hybride symposium over museale praktijken in het Antropoceen
Amsterdam Assembly: Letting Go of Having to Speak All the Time
A gathering and thinking space for activists, artists, scholars, and other cultural practitioners