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Cultural Policies in Ticino

A new research by Sébastien Peter for the Zurich Centre for Creative Economies of the ZurichUniversity of the Arts (ZCCE/ZHdK).This article is part of a series of publications by ZCCE on cultural policies, creative industries and the arts sector in Switzerland: after Geneva, Zurich, Swiss philanthropy etc., this research on cultural policies in Ticino and Italian-speaking Switzerland completes the serie.…
Sébastien Peter
January 18, 2024
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Curating Capitalism

Curating Capitalism: How Art Impacts Business, Management, and Economy  by Pierre Guillet de Monthoux  Sternberg Press (Serie : Experiments in Art and Capitalism)  A review by Luca Danieli  What is the role of the artist in shaping the knowledge of the future? What’s the role of the curator? And how can these figures impact the economy and set the agenda in the…
Luca Danieli
October 23, 2023
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Safeguarding Artistic Freedom

Is freedom of artistic expression on the rise or at risk? The answer is simple: There is more to do to oppose the alarming number of threats, oppression, social and economic challenges, or political exclusion of people working in the cultural and creative sector. We look at two reports addressing the topic. We are aware of artists in emergency situations…
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Voice of Russia

A review of the book Russia Today, un média au service de l’État russe, written by Maxime Audinet. Today, with the war in Ukraine, RT has found itself under European sanctions, and many personalities linked to this structure, such as Margarita Simonian, are under international sanctions. In this 2021 book, written before the 2022’s war, Audinet attempts to tell the…
Dilan Radjib
June 18, 2023
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The Godfather or the Incredible Story of the Fall of Paramount

Subtitled “The Epic Battle for a Hollywood Media Empire,” Unscripted is an incisive book. Like a surgical operation, it meticulously dissects its subject, the recent history of one of Hollywood’s five major studios: Paramount Pictures. In so doing, it also paints a (black) picture of the current state of America’s creative industries — and, as this case shows, some of…
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A study on the future of work in the arts and entertainment sector

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…
Frédéric Martel
March 8, 2023
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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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