The Institute of Sociology’s (ISFLUP) Line of Action, Inequalities, Culture and Territory, comprises an area of studies and reflection on the growing interconnections between territory and culture, assuming that these are pervaded by intense processes of social inequality. This preliminary definition is based on a profound desire to investigate that constantly mutable object, stimulating active dynamics of reflection and discussion in relation to the surrounding environment, so as to give relevance and to update an on-going debate between territories and cultures. The following may be highlighted as major goals:
i) To boost interdisciplinary reflection on new emerging and alternative cultural dynamics that take as their stage the territories, particularly the urban ones;
ii)To present the population in general and local and regional institutions with some lines of thought on the topics analysed, so as to encourage their future participation in the project and to open up to institutional cooperation and partnerships with local actors, following a rationale of research-action;
iii)To deepen our understanding of issues in constant transformation and explore lines of intervention from the viewpoint of a cultural policy anchored in innovative strategies and objectives.