Spectacular agenda for 2012 India Today – Copenhagen Tomorrow festival
India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow is a major Danish/Indian project in the fields of culture and research initiated by the Danish Holck-Larsen Foundation, going on from 18th August 2012 till 13 January 2013. The purpose of India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow is to link the people of India and Denmark by promoting exchange of culture, science and trade between the two countries. The India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow project and related activities are supported by more than USD 22 m.
The activities commenced on 18 August 2012 with the opening of a spectacular exhibition of contemporary Indian art at the art museum ARKEN south of Copenhagen. The exhibition is showing 13 of the best artists and artist groups from India.
Copenhagen University is strongly involved in organising an international workshop entitled ”Spectacle of Globality” on 29 – 30 August 2012, where leading experts on India – anthropologists, political scientists and historians – throw a light on the socio-political processes that contribute to making India a global power. On 5–7 December, another conference focusing on migration and identity, ”Migration, Memory and Place” will be arranged by the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University in cooperation with ARKEN.
Other strong elements of the India Today/Copenhagen Tomorrow festival consist of film shows at the film festivals CPH PIX and CPH:DOX; music and dance performances; and literary events with Indian authors Mridula Garg, Githa Hariharan and Manu Joseph. More information.
Finally, the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) will be spending up to DKK 50 million over a number of years on a large-scale collaboration between elite research communities in Denmark and India, through the Danish-Indian Research Collaboration Programme. Indian institutions will provide an equal amount, so that a total of DKK 100 million will be spent on joint Danish-Indian elite research projects. The programme is part of the DNRF’s strategy of focusing on few funding mechanisms and strengthening the internationalization of Danish research. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Danish-Indian Collaboration Program is November 23, 2012.
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