The presentations of "Global Pop Cultures. Moving Beyond the High-Low, East-West Divide" generated a broad spectrum of ideas. The researchers fervently talked about meta and native narratives, exclusion/inclusion, zones of comfort, fandom and likes/dislikes, snapshot dismorphia, embedded authenticity, etc.
Additionally, possible future projects were being discussed in a final workshop where self-imaging was chosen as a joint research topic. How is the self imagined, staged, presented, and transformed in specific contexts? These and similar questions will be addressed in various formats, through new and conventional artistic and academic research, including an “Academic Festival” as an experimental and hybrid mediation format that aims at broadening the understanding of pop culture(s).
The outcomes will be published in the online journal KOKO developed by the Shared Campus theme group Tools.