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Multicultural metamorphosis: how culture and heritage shape social transformations

27 août 2021

We live in an age of constant adaptation and transformation, where diversity and mobility coexist with the continued importance of attachment to a place or a culture. This summer, participants in the course Metamorphosis in a changing world explored these issues through the lens of lusophony. What can the multicultural Portuguese speaking world tell us about the role of a shared language in social transformation?

The course was hosted in Aix-en-Provence by Aix-Marseille Université, and co-organised with the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Università Sapienza di Roma. 24 students from 8 CIVIS member universities participated, with 10 nationalities represented. Alongside a series of lectures, students worked on a creative project developing a Virtual Museum of Multiculturalism. You can see the results of their work on Instagram.