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Technology and Innovation Report 2021

" Human development in recent decades has been accompanied by rapid changes in technology and an increasing proliferation of digitized devices and services. And the pace of change seems likely to accelerate as a result of “frontier technologies” such as artificial intelligence (AI),  robotics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. These technologies have already brought enormous benefits – dramatically highlighted in 2020 by the accelerated development…
December 29, 2021
Smart Cities

Cities, Culture, …

Leveraging culture and creativity for sustainable urban development and inclusive growth - new report from UNESCO/World Bank Culture and creativity have untapped potential to deliver social, economic, and  spatial benefits for cities and communities. Cultural and creative industries  are  key drivers of the creative economy and represent important sources of  employment, economic growth, and innovation, thus contributing to city  competitiveness…
December 29, 2021
Smart Cities

Scientific Monitoring

Digitalisation, globalisation, migration and increasing mobility are changing society, and with it cultural production, distribution and reception. Cultural funding from the City of Zurich is aimed at taking account of this fast pace of change and reflecting the realities of a rapidly changing world. Against this backdrop, the Cultural Affairs Office has initiated the project «Kultur Labor Zürich» project and…
December 29, 2021
Art & Design CareersCultural Policies

Kulturwirtschaftsstatistik (BFS 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…
October 13, 2020
Art & Design CareersCriticism & TheoryDigitalisationEntrepreneurial Strategies

Frédéric Martel, Hartmut Wickert (Eds.), “Embedded Artists” (2020)

Artistic works, processes and methods often do not take place in contexts that are classical artistic terrain. What are the consequences — not only for artists but also for their environment? What does “management through art” or “artistic management” mean? Which “artistic” competences and skills are used and needed in the “non-artistic” world? And what does this mean for understanding…
August 24, 2020
Cultural PoliciesDigitalisation

Frédéric Martel, “Mainstream”: Who will win a global war (2020, new edition)

For over a decade, Mainstream has been considered a key study on the cultural industries, the media and digitisation. Among blockbusters, bestsellers, hits or social networks, a global struggle for cultural and digital influence has broken out. From Hollywood to Bollywood, from China to sub-Saharan Africa, from Mexico to Japan, this unprecedented survey was conducted in 30 countries over a period of…
June 30, 2020

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…
June 1, 2020
Cultural Policies

Philippe Kern, “For a Cultural European Union” (2020)

The article attempts to characterise EU intervention in the cultural field and to take stock of the achievements of cultural policy. Can we really speak of an EU cultural policy? The paper proposes common elements capable of laying the foundations for developing a genuine cultural European Union. It also stresses the need to articulate and coordinate the various cultural interventions…
January 15, 2020
Art & Design CareersCriticism & TheoryEntrepreneurial Strategies

Non-paper for the German Competence Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries

As an official research partner of the KKKW (Competence Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries of the Federal Government), the CreativeEconomies Research Venture has produced a three-part series of non-papers for 2018 and 2019. These non-papers are dedicated to the current state of research on important phenomena, developments and controversies related to the creative economies. The focus lies on the…
April 1, 2019
Cultural PoliciesEntrepreneurial StrategiesSmart Cities

Mapping Creativity, Hong Kong

The international workshop on “Mapping Creativity,” held on 25 and 26 March 2019, examined narrative strategies for promoting the creative ecosystem in Hong Kong and on a global level. The event was recognised as an associated partner programme of Art Basel Hong Kong 2019.  Publications Mapping creativity: A rather global mission (PDF)Workshop Description (PDF)
March 25, 2019
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