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The Global Atlas of Social and Cultural Complexity: Launch Event

17 March 2016, 12:00 am

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17 March 2016, 6.00-8.00pm
The Global Atlas of Social and Cultural Complexity will be the first multimedia online resource focused on under-researched practices that are often seen as non-transparent or hidden to an outsider. The Atlas will include entries from the academic and the non-academic world, and will be edited by Professor of Politics and Sociology at UCL, Alena Ledeneva.

17 March 2016, 6.00-8.00pm

UCL Common Ground
Institute of Advanced Studies
Wilkins Building
Gower Street, WC1E 6BT


What is the FRINGE Centre?

The FRINGE Centre explores the roles that complexity, ambivalence and immeasurability play in social and cultural phenomena. A cross-disciplinary initiative bringing together scholars from the humanities and social sciences, FRINGE examines how seemingly opposed notions such as centrality and marginality, clarity and ambiguity, can shift and converge when embedded in everyday practices. Our interest lies in the hidden complexity of all embedded practices, taken-for-granted and otherwise invisible subjects. Illuminating the 'fringe' thus puts the 'centre' in a new light.

The FRINGE Centre is an initiative founded and funded by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and housed at the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.