The term global pop icon may have manifold meanings: internet memes; global systems; pervasive social networks; virtuous and famous people, objects and places. What do global icons tell us about our identities, society and culture? Who and what makes an icon? In this summer school, one icon serves as a catalyst for cultural analysis and for the collaborative production of artworks that reflect our current cultural landscape.

This summer school programme is of interest for students seeking to deepen their knowledge of cultural concepts in global contexts and engage in transdisciplinary collaboration between Asia and Europe.