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Èlia Casals Alsina

PhD student
Universitat de Lleida [University of Lleida]. Fac.: Geography and Sociology. Research program: Territory, heritage and culture
Participates in 2 items

PhD student with a background as a cultural manager focused on performative arts; currently researching on culture-led policies developed in former industrial clusters in European urban contexts and their role in overcoming the challenges arising from deindustrialization processes. 

 

She graduated in Musical Performance at ESMuC (Barcelona) and obtained a degree in Humanities and a master's degree in Cultural Management at the UOC, in all three cases with honours in the final thesis. In 2020 she was awarded a Santander-UdL pre-doctoral scholarship and began her PhD studies at the UdL (University of Lleida) as part of the "Territory, heritage and culture" programme under the direction of Dr Paül i Agustí. Since then, she teaches the subject "Cultural and city tourism" at this university. 

She has done study stays and internships in Germany and Italy and has professional experience in the fields of music performance, teaching and cultural management.

 

Sessions in which Èlia Casals Alsina participates

Monday 29 August, 2022

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Thursday 1 September, 2022

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Sessions in which Èlia Casals Alsina attends

Sunday 28 August, 2022

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1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | 2 hours
Sponsored by:
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | 2 hours

Tuesday 30 August, 2022

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Wednesday 31 August, 2022

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5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In this lecture, I would like to talk about deindustrialised communities, heritage and memory in the context of right-wing populism. Drawing on studies of memory and heritage, I argue that right-wing populists have cornered the market on talking about the past of deindustrialised communities. They have successfully misrepresented this rich and complex history to fuel rage, resentment, fear and reactionary nostalgia. Indeed, ‘the past’, and in particular the industr...

Thursday 1 September, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

This lecture will argue that the landscapes of industrial heritage that can be found in different parts of the world are directly related to the place-specific trajectories of deindustrialization. In other words: the different ways in which deindustrialization impacts on local communities has a direct bearing on the emergence of forms of industrial heritage. I will differentialte between deindustrialization paths and related industrial heritage regimes in a) Anglo-...

Friday 2 September, 2022

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7:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM | 1 hour 30 minutes

Walkers will meet at the entrance (there is only one) of Lionel Groulx Metro and from there walk along the canal to the St-Gabriel Locks. This was once the most heavily industrialized area in Canada. It is now a zone of affluence between the hardscrabble, but now gentrifying, Point Saint-Charles, historically Irish and French, and Little Burgundy, one of Montreal's first multi-racial neighbourhoods. Several former factories were converted into condominiums in the...

3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

In the refusal of people in communities abandoned by industrial capital to abandon their own places, we can read an implicit critique of the mobility and unaccountability of capital, raised by those who were once inside (however tenuously or uncomfortably) and now find themselves marginalized, “left behind.” The desire to catch up again, whether through attracting new investment or transvaluing abandoned sites as tourist attractions, makes this an essentially conservative critique that is ...