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Long Live the Smart, Sustainable and Creative City

May 8, 2022
The Zurich Centre for Creative Economies analyses the emergence and evolution, whether positive or critical, of the concept of the “smart city.” This essay is accompanied by nine case studies. Click here to open the PDF file.

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Stillstand! Welcher Stillstand?

Die Kreativen tragen einen grossen Teil zum Schweizer Wohlstand bei. Jetzt geht es für viele von ihnen ums Überleben. Andere aber werden von der Krise profitieren. Von Martina Läubli und Peer Teuwsen (Text) und Elisa Forster (Infografik) Mit Aussagen, die die Zukunft betreffen, sollte man vorsichtig sein, gerade angesichts dieses Virus. Aber eins ist schon heute sicher: Der Wirtschaftszweig der…
May 7, 2021

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The Art in the Artificial (PEC, Nesta 2020)

Artificial intelligence (AI) will play an important role in the creative industries in the future. AI algorithms are already recommending creative content on websites such as Spotify and Netflix, and recent developments in AI have further enhanced the ability of algorithms to analyse image, text and sound data that are found throughout the creative industries. Against this background, the report…
December 29, 2021
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Cultural Economy in Switzerland (FSO 2020)

In accordance with an agreement with the Federal Office of Culture (FOC), the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) has compiled new statistics on the cultural industry in Switzerland. The definition of cultural industries used is based on the specifications of the EU statistics office (Eurostat). In contrast to the broader "creative economy" approach, which also includes IT and software as well…
December 29, 2021

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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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