Henry Arnhold Dresden Summer School 2016

Political Places?

Cultural Institutions in Social Discourse

3–14 October 2016

Given the political and social dynamics shaping our contemporary context, just how political can, and should, cultural institutions be – indeed, how political are they allowed to be? Is there a stronger expectation now than previously for museums and libraries to give a sense of direction, to state their position within political debates, and influence policy-making? What bearing does the politicization of the wider social environment have upon the way cultural institutions understand their place in the world? The Henry Arnhold Dresden Summer School 2016 explored these questions in a series of workshops, talks, and discussions.