CLE SYMPOSIUM 2022: DWELLING

Cultural Literacy Everywhere + University College Dublin

12-13 May 2022, by zoom

Humanity’s sense of place and space has never been more prominent than it is today. The COVID-19 pandemic has confined many people to cramped urban dwellings or inhospitable spaces (e.g., quarantine hotels), turned homes into offices, and changed the topography of everyday life. This crisis, along with economic inequalities, climate change, and mass migration events, confirms the need for a radical reassessment of sustainable human dwelling on earth. This Symposium will engage in creative and critical discussion on dwelling in both the verbal and the nominal sense and on how we live or wish to live in the world.

SUBMISSION DATE: By noon GMT on Sunday 5th December 2021.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Alison Blunt, Queen Mary University of London, UK. Topic – Home and beyond: dwelling and belonging in pandemic times.
  • Professor Colin Ellard, University of Waterloo, Canada. Topic – Dwelling in a digital age: Lessons from the pandemic.
  • Dr Rachel Hurdely, Cardiff University, UK. Topic – Making home: doors, mantels, windows and other places

Click on ‘Dwelling 2022’ below to learn more about the symposium and proposal submission details.


The aims and objectives of CLE

‘Cultural Literacy Everywhere (CLE) is an international, research-led association. Our aim is to promote high quality, interdisciplinary research into the relationship between literacy, culture, educational policy and social change and in so doing, to raise public awareness of what it means to be ‘culturally literate’ in a globally divided, technologically dominated world.

As an association, we bring together academics, educators, artists, policy makers and members of the culture industries through conferences, workshops, special events, funded projects, special interest groups and international partnerships leading to the dissemination of on-line publications, work in progress and up to date information on cultural issues.

We welcome the participation of individual researchers, project coordinators and cultural actors from a range of disciplines and culture-related professions in Higher Education and the public sector.’

Special Interest Groups

Cultural Literacy
and Social Futures

As a project whose primary mission is to promote research into the social impact of cultural literacy in the UK and abroad, the Special Interest Group Cultural Literacy and Social Futures welcomes the participation of individual researchers, project coordinators and cultural actors from a range of disciplines and culture-related professions in Higher Education and the public sector. Activities include workshops, events, live links, attendance at conferences and on-line publications including blog contributions.

Intersemiotic Translation
and Cultural Literacy

This special interest group provides an interactive, participative platform to research and promote intersemiotic translation as a critical, collaborative process of intercultural translation in communities, education and other public settings.