Dr Licia Cianetti launches “What Happened to the Multicultural City?”
Dr Licia Cianetti launched “What Happened to the Multicultural City?”, a collaborative, multi-media web-book about what it means to be a multicultural city under austerity and nativism. This is part of her ongoing research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and is being written in collaboration with four artists based in Birmingham (Farwa Moledina), Lisbon (Alexandre Francisco “Diaphra”), Riga (Andrejs Strokins) and Turin (Galas Mbengue). During the project, from 2019 to 2021, the site takes the form of an evolving online book and, once completed, will be freely downloadable as a multi-media e-book.
Dr Cianetti is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Royal Holloway. She is the author of The Quality of Divided Democracies: Minority Inclusion, Exclusion, and Representation in the New Europe (University of Michigan Press, 2019), and co-editor of Rethinking 'Democratic Backsliding' in Central and Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2019).