This lecture looks at the place occupied by indigenous cultures in today's globalised world. At a time when the world is confronted with economic insecurity, ecological instability and endemic cultural dilution, Michael Walling points towards alternative approaches to living which embody the struggle for physical and cultural survival in the face of environmental insecurity, corporate aggression and the criminalization of indigenous lifestyles and social protests. The lecture will explore some of the ways in which indigenous artists are drawing off their rich cultural inheritances to confront and resist the global concerns facing us today.
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