This event, which took place at the University of Reading, England, on 21-22 March 2019, was hosted by the Centre of Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) of the University of Reading and supported by the University of Cambridge, the University of Westminster and Prifysgol Caerdydd/Cardiff University.

The focus of the symposium was on mediation as a critical aspect of communication, particularly in multilingual and multicultural educational settings, and as a crucial competence involving vision, creativity and skills. European scholars and artists discussed points having to do with the idea that, while appreciating creativity and vision in works of art and in well-translated texts which are produced by professionals, communicative mediation skills for everyone may and should be developed effectively in pedagogical contexts that aim at educating learners so that they may become plurilingual, multiliterate, life-long learners, able to communicate effectively in multilingual settings, dealing successfully with linguistic and discursive diversity, as well as with multimodal forms of linguistic expression and representation.

Photos from Day 1 – click to enlarge photos.

Photos from Day 2 – click to enlarge photos.