The emergence and development of the concept of Nation Branding in recent years, as a result of the process of globalization, has presented countries with efficient instruments to use art & culture in order to improve their image abroad and thus to promote trade, tourism and direct investment in the country. The ICD is hosting this Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy addressing the issue of art and culture as vehicles for nation branding as it has become a crucial facet of the globalization process. The Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UK 2014 will present, and analyze the potential of the successful use of art and culture in nation-branding programs to develop national economies with a particular focus on the Commonwealth of Nations.
Related rabble.ca story:
Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto.
Her video and photo exbibition Invisible was held in Ottawa and will be exhibited in other locations across Canada.
Rehab Nazzal agreed to be interviewed by rabble.ca about the exhibit and about her experience. The exhibition, Nazzal said, raised important discussions on the role of art, government and censorship. She added, "I ended up with enough material for a new exhibition about this whole experience."
Mad Pride Hamilton is throwing an insane party on Saturday, July 19 -- and you’re invited! This celebratory event is FREE, family friendly and open to the public. The location is wheelchair accessible.
Who's invited? All Mad people, consumer/survivors of the mental health system, people labeled with mental illness, and friends who support us.
What to bring:
The fourth annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire returns to inspire DIY enthusiasts at Vancouver's biggest show and tell. At this family-friendly event, diverse Makers come together as a community to share what they have made and learned with interactive displays, demonstrations, and Making opportunities relating to art, electronics, robotics, music, crafts, kinetic sculptures, fire art, computer hacking, quilting, farming, engineering, and everything in between.