International Journal of Art & Design Education

Opening Address

Volume 5.1   1986



Chavanne, President of InSEA in 1985,opened the regional congress held in Bath by stressing three aspects of the congress theme ‘Many Cultures: Many Arts’: (1) The Plural; it guarantees multiplicity and diversity and a non-hierarchical view of cultures or arts; (2) Interaction between arts and cultures; and (3) permanent evolution of cultures and arts, which bear witness to the past but which remain perpetually active and in constant development. She continued by questioning the present day reality of these concepts before setting out her view of a multicultural utopia.