Culture is future » Territorial attractiveness and social cohesion

10.29.2012

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Culture has for decades and centuries been the foundation of societies all over the world.

In the modern world we face a challenge of defining our culture in the new society and in a whole new economic situation. The financial crisis we have in Europe has and will continue to affect our culture, as such, we should try to rethink culture, in order to keep it alive.

“ Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is a bit of a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.”- Albert Camus

So to build on Albert Camusʼ thought, we chose a case-study from a project we (a group of 35 international Kaospilots) created in the spring of 2012 in Bogotá, Colombia.

We have based this case study on cultural relativism, which acknowledges that there are different customs, beliefs and values after which groups, tribes, communities and nations act and which form different cultures. We have incorporated the hypothesis in our work that the actions which are taken by various groups are often based on different basic assumptions that are hard to challenge because more often than not they are unconscious and therefore non negotiable.

 

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