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A study on the future of work in the arts and entertainment sector

March 8, 2023
The International Labour Organization (ILO, or OIT in french), the UN labour agency, has just published a long study on "the future of work in the arts and entertainment sector". The Zurich Centre For Creatives Economies at ZHdK University had prepared a "working paper" in 2022, part statistics, part policy, which was used for this research. A technical meeting, which…

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Inaugural conference at ZHdK by Dr. Frédéric Martel, Professor (creative economies), Zurich, June 2, 2022. Let me begin by thanking Andy Pratt for his introduction. He is one of a group of researchers and academics, along with Roman Page, Claudio Bucher, Simon Grand, Carole Guertler, Peter Haerle, Desmond Hui in Hong Kong, Sebastiano Peter in Lugano, Abbas Saad in Lebanon,…
Frédéric Martel
September 30, 2022
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Focus on cultural policy: What the City of Zurich is doing differently

---- English below ---- Deutsch | Schwerpunkt Kulturpolitik: Was die Stadt Zürich anders macht Was sind kulturpolitische Herausforderungen Zürichs? Was haben die Jugendunruhen von 1980 mit der Kulturförderung von heute zu tun? Als Auftakt einer Reihe von Städteprofilen beschreibt Peter Haerle die Kulturpolitik Zürichs als Balanceakt zwischen Erhalten und Erneuern. Der Einführungstext bietet eine umfassende Übersicht zu den historischen Entwicklungen…
Peter Haerle
September 28, 2022

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Introducing the ZHdK Startup Finder

Discover startups, spin-offs, and non-profit organisations from the ZHdK ecosystem The ZHdK Startup Finder is a new online database launched under the label of the Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE). It offers an overview of the various startups, spin-offs and non-profit organisations that have emerged in the ZHdK ecosystem in recent years. The Startup Finder also showcases the innovative potential and diversity…
December 5, 2022
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Survey about Creative Economies & Philanthropy

In “The Future of the Creative Economies” (2021), Deloitte predicts that “most people would welcome a world in which a larger share of the workforce is engaged with creative work.” According to an in-depth UNESCO report “Creative Economies are one of the youngest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world” (Re-Shaping Policies for Creativity – Addressing culture as a…
July 14, 2022

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The Power of Platforms

How do platforms impact the news media? Rasmus Kleis Nielsen and Sarah Anne Ganter, The Power of Platforms: Shaping Media and Society (Oxford University Press, 2022).Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is the director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, (1) which publishes the annual Digital News Report. He works alongside Sarah Anne Ganter, a research associate at the same…
David Lavaud
January 16, 2023
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Mixing Pop and Politics: Political Dimensions of Popular Music in the 21st Century

Edited by Catherine Hoad, Geoff Stahl, and Oli Wilson. Since the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic worldwide in early 2020, global music industries have been severely threatened by regional and international lockdown policies. Live music performances had stopped, music productions came to a halt, funding was cut, media exposure and promotion in the traditional sense became impossible, and music and…
Yvette Lok Yee Wong
November 14, 2022
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Mythology and an atlas to better understand AI

* Kate Crawford, Atlas of AI: Power, Politics and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence, Yale University Press, 2021 * Erik J. Larson, The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We Do, Harvard University Press, 2021 For those merely remotely interested in artificial intelligence (AI), this type of intelligence may seem cryptic or even magical. All…
Théo Corbucci
November 12, 2022
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Authority and Freedom – A Defense of the Arts

The Astonishing Generosity of the Arts  In this age of metrics and data the imaginative ground without which art cannot exist has quietly come under threat. Our culture in the democratic West has given up the belief that the arts have their own, independent significance. This is the basic motivation revered American art critic Jed Perl lays out for having…
Fabian Oderbolz
October 31, 2022
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Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy

A review of the new book by Erich Schwartzel, Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy (Sept. 2022) Erich Schwartzel, Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy (Sept. 2022) Erich Schwartzel worked as a reporter for the American newspaper Wall Street Journal, where he oversaw “Hollywood coverage”. As he worked his beat, he began “seeing China…
Simon Costes
September 25, 2022

Thinking ecology and the digital humanities

An atypical figure in the sciences, Bruno Latour is one of the most influential French philosophers today. “Où atterrir?”; “Où suis-je ?”: These are the titles of French philosopher Bruno Latour’s two most recent books and also their main questions. Latour, a thinker of ecology and the digital humanities, has his feet on the ground rather than above. His best-selling…
April 21, 2022





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