This seminar aims to address how different local realties can be brought together to reflect a wider, more common Mediterranean reality, that interrelate with each other.
Through the aspect of the Phoenicians, as a mythical, legendary, archetype of common Mediterranean roots, we will look how many cultural operators seek exchange through intercultural dialogue, as opposed to neoliberal and economic measures.
The seminar will be chaired by Mario Gerada. The speakers are Dr Antonio Barone(Director La Rotta dei Fenici - Itinerario Culturale del Consiglio d'Europa, Salinunte, Sicily), Dr Rachid Chamoun(Director Lebanese American University - LAU, Louis Cardahi Foundation, Byblos), Prof Arch Osama Hamdan, Jericho Mosaic Centre, Palestine) and Noureddine Ezarraf (multidisciplinary artist from Morocco).
This seminar is being supported by Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture - University of Malta Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution Department of International Relations - University of Malta Dipartiment tal-Malti, L-Università ta' Malta Heritage Malta, La Rotta dei Fenici - Itinerario Culturale del Consiglio d'Europa, The ADRC Trust, Strickland Foundation , RIDT - University of Malta Research Trustand Malta Society of Arts.