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Cultural Spaces for Sustainable Futures

Event Start Date:
28th November 2017
Event End Date:
29th November 2017
Event Venue:

Cultural Spaces for Sustainable Futures

Organized by:
Pipal Tree/Fireflies in collaboration with Dialogues in Humanity

 28-29 November 2017, Fireflies Intercultural Centre, Bangalore


The cultural arena is replete with both creative and liberating potentiality as well as regressive and insular parochialism. Culture can unleash positive energies in the context of diversity and pluralism as well as advocate uniformity and rigidity. Often there is a mix of both these tendencies, leading to complex forms that are both regressive and liberating at the same time.

The secular universe has largely been unable to decipher the complexity of culture in India. It has preferred to sidestep cultural issues rather than make sense of them and provide fresh orientations that are enriching at personal, social and ecological levels. Today, we are approaching a post-secular era that is more inclusive in its understanding and sees the significance of religion and culture in steering society towards Sustainable Futures.


The two-day event on 28th and 29th of November will be an occasion for thinkers, writers, journalists, artists, activists and students to understand cultural issues in all their complexity and explore possibilities of dialogue and transformative action in the context of fundamentalism and conflict, as well as examine the role of cultural forces to promote sustainable development and combat climate change.


To register for the Dialogues, please fill out this form by 30 October 2017. Food and lodging, and travel costs of the confirmed participants will be taken care of.

If you have any queries regarding the event please email Oamjie John at [email protected]


Siddhartha                    Oamjie John
9620661111                  974305361

Pipal Tree
Fireflies Intercultural Centre,
Dinnepalya, Kaggalipura P.O.,
Bangalore – 82 India.

Website: www.pipaltree.org.in | www.fireflies.org.in | www.climatesouthasia.org
Phone:   +91- 9743053615 | +91-8089399915 | +91-9482536412


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