The Global Atlas of Social and Cultural Complexity: Launch Event
17 March 2016, 12:00 am
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.
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.