The Laboratory of Social Change of Algiers 2 University organized, in cooperation with the Laboratory of Dialogue of Civilisations, Cultural Diversity and Philosophy of Peace, the First National Conference on the Cultural Changes and the Social Domains in the Algerian Society. The event took place on June 23rd, 2021 at the grand auditorium with the presence and the participation of teachers and researchers that came from different local universities.
The Conference was opened by the Director of the Social Change Laboratory and the Conference President Pr. Ahmed Remita, who thanked the attendees through his address, then he spoke about the Conference issue that highlights both the role of culture in producing the social act for individuals and groups, and the role of the cognitive disciplines in understanding and describing the culture and its domains.
For his part, Pr. Nabil Bahri, the Social Sciences Faculty Dean, indicated the culture to be a way of life, and that the social changes confronting the world make it necessary to review a lot of misunderstandings in terms of content, structure and factors to which they are due.
Pr. Said Boumaiza, the Rector of Algiers 2 University, spoke through his address about the necessity of social sciences in developing and advancing the society and indicated that the latter has been marginalised in Algeria. He hoped moreover the university to move from data collection phase of the Algerian society to theorizing.
The Conference aims to understand the role of culture in shaping the social action, highlighting the symbolic violence directing towards the cultural identity and action, and the role of contemporary technologies in making the Algerian culture an economic challenge for developing the cultural industries.
The Conference included three main lines: the cultural domains in the Algerian Society; the mechanisms of the industrial culture in the Algerian society; the contemporary technologies and the local culture challenges.