Luisa Conti (PhD in Pedagogy and Educational Science / PhD in
Philosophy) has been researcher in intercultural pedagogy at the
University of Padua (Italy) and Veracruz (Mexico) and in intercultural
communication at the University of Jena.
Intercultural dialogue is a
central subject of her studies, whereby her focus is on all questions
bounded to the conception, management and evaluation of projects created
to foster intercultural dialogue. Considering our digitalized society,
she largely dedicated her research on the peculiarities linked to the
usage of the web, investigating on its opportunities and challenges for
Since she started her "Habilitation" she
extended her object of research to the field of diversity and social
inclusion. Since 2006 she is lecturer at the University of Jena, holding
classes also on Theory of Intercultural Communication, on Conception and
Management of Project for Intercultural Dialogue, and on Diversity,
Discrimination and Participation.
As initiator of an innovative
conceptual reset of the Berlin days of intercultural dialogue, she is at
the moment also engaged in the spread of the dialogic approach in
different contexts in Eastern Germany, i.e. schools.
As lecturer and trainer in
the area of intercultural communication she is well known for her
creative participative pedagogy, which she also developed in the frame
of the European Project "WeReurope". The link between representation
(objects, photography, ecc.), memories and imaginaries, and
intercultural dialogue, which characterized this EU-financed project
continue to underpin her work in class and outside.