Sanur will host the World Culture Forum 2011 in June, in a bid to explore the unequal distribution of cultural power and the increasing “clash of cultures” around the world.
The forum is being organised by the Bali government. It is seeking “new neutral instruments of intercultural collective bargaining” and a new perspective on cultural identity.
The programme is still being finalised but is expected to include speakers from Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, India, Denmark, Australia and the US.
The forum will include art exhibitions, dance and music programmes, plus yoga and Balinese cultural presentations.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to open the forum.