“Dissonances. Re-interpreting and re-assessing difficult heritage”

July 13, 2023 - July 15, 2023
IMT School for Advances Studies, Lucca

Piazza San Francesco 19
Lucca 55100

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LYNX - Center for the Interdisciplinary Analysis of Images, Contexts, Cultural Heritage

Summer School 2023: “Dissonances. Re-interpreting and re-assessing difficult heritage”

13-14-15 July 2023

We are pleased to share with you the Keynote Sessions of the LYNX Summer School: “Dissonances. Re-interpreting and re-assessing difficult heritage,” which will take place at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy) on 13-14-15 July 2023.

The Summer School will bring together scholars and researchers to reflect on the re-interpretation of difficult heritage, by focusing on how critical and decolonial practices help in dealing with conflictual interpretations of spaces and cultural heritage. While the call for applications to participate in the Summer School is closed, MA students, PhD candidates, researchers, professors and professionals of the cultural sector or other interested participants are welcome to attend the Keynote Sessions.

To reserve a spot, interested participants should write an email to [email protected] by 25 June 2023. The attendance fee is 50 euro and not-refundable; payment details and practical information will be provided via email. It is possible to follow the lectures both online or in person, with limited capacity.

Website: https://lynxsummerschool23.imtlucca.it/

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For any further information about the Summer School, please email [email protected]



Day 1 - Thursday 13 July

15.00-16.00 Decolonising museums

Keynote speaker: Christian Greco (Director of Museo Egizio, Torino)

16.00-17.00 The strike against white sight is a feminist strike

Keynote speaker: Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York University, New

York) - ONLINE

Day 2 - Friday 14 July

10.00 - 11.00 Places and Memories of Fascism in Italy

Keynote speaker: Giulia Albanese (Università degli Studi di Padova)

11.30-12.30 The Black Archives: exploring decolonial practices to make 'hidden histories' visible

Keynote speakers: Jessica de Abreu and Mitchell Esajas (The Black Archives)

14.00 - 15.30 Roundtable. Decolonial practices in Italy. Activism, education and the public space

Speakers: Luca Cinquemani and Fabio Aranzulla - Collettivo Aterraterra; Jadel Andreetto, Mariana Califano - Resistenze in Cirenaica; Chiara Damiani - Amir project; Giulia Riva - Libreria Griot; Justin Randolph Thompson - Black History Month Florence

Day 3 - Saturday 15 July

10.45 - 11.45 Toward an Entity of Decolonization

Keynote speakers: Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti (DAAR) -


All the conferences will be held online and in presence at Scuola IMT Alti Studi Lucca, Piazza San Francesco 19, 55100 Lucca.

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