In April 2013 the Department of Communication hosted a workshop on the topic of “Tourist Utopias.” The workshop was organized by Tim Simpson and participants included Keller Easterling (Yale School of Architecture), Pal Nyiri (Anthropology, VU Univ., Amsterdam), Panivong Norindr (Comparative Literature, USC), Angela Ndalianis (Media Studies, Univ. of Melbourne), Veronica Della Dora
UM Dept. of Communication signs exchange agreement with Lisbon Consortium allowing for student exchanges in the areas of Creative and Cultural Industries.
In July, Tim Simpson delivered an invited keynote address at the Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, a graduate program offered by the Catholic University of Lisbon and the Lisbon Consortium. While in Lisbon, Prof. Simpson and Prof. Isabel Gil, Dean of Human Sciences at Catholic University, also signed an exchange