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Creative Economy Report Switzerland 2018

Which strategies do artists and designers pursue in their search for a “positive economy”? How do they link content and contexts in different business environments? What characterises the creative economies in Switzerland? How are the sub-markets of the creative industries developing in Switzerland? This report examines the dynamics of the Swiss creative economies. Based on analyses, facts and figures, portraits…
June 1, 2018
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Simon Grand, Christoph Weckerle, “Curating as Strategy” (2018)

4 years, 40 projects, 1’000 participants: Patrick Müller and Nuria Krämer gathered the wealth of activities that took place within the framework of “Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich” in With: A Bookazine on Collaboration between Cultures, Art Forms, and Disciplines. The volume includes an essay by Christoph Weckerle and Simon Grand. Simon Grand, Christoph Weckerle, "Curating as Strategy" (2018)
March 1, 2018
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Simon Grand, Christoph Weckerle, “What if? The Creative Economies as a central research field of the future” (2017)

This essay by Simon Grand and Christoph Weckerle was published in PHASE XI, a 2017 publication of the Competence Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries of the Federal Government (Germany). Simon Grand, Christoph Weckerle, "What if? The Creative Economies as a central research field of the future" (2017)
November 1, 2017
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Simon Grand, Christoph Weckerle, “The Palaver on Scaling Enterprises” (2017)

The 21st century is characterised by our almost limitless ability to imagine things on different scales. Our imagination on the subject of “size” has driven technical progress and has also inspired art. The proceedings of the symposium on “Too Big To Scale” (Scheidegger & Spiess, 2017), held at Zurich University of the Arts in 2015, include Simon Grand and Christoph…
March 10, 2017
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Creative Industries Report 2016

“From the Creative Industries to the Creative Economies – Creative Economy Report Switzerland 2016”: This report provides new approaches to the creative industries in Switzerland along defined sub-markets. It also focuses on key national and global issues such as value creation, forms of collaboration, creative processes, as well as actors’ practices and processes. 4th Creative Industries Report (2016)
May 1, 2016
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Frédéric Martel, “The cultural critic is dead! Long live Smart Curation!” (2016)

Does the future of cultural criticism lie in the hands of “machines”? Is this future generated by the recommendation algorithms of Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, etc.? No, what is required is the combination of algorithms with human judgment. This line of thought was discussed in a research initiative titled “Smart Curation” based at Zurich University of the Arts. Frédéric Martel, «Le…
February 25, 2016

Frédéric Martel, “Smart Curation and the role of algorithms in cultural reception” (2015)

If one looks at the cultural public in digitalization, a paradoxical picture emerges: The cultural public explodes and implodes, platforms and algorithms are instances of self-determination and heteronomy, while human behaviour reacts to the codes of nature, culture, society and the machine. All of these codes are involved when culture as the public negotiation of values has to find new forms in digitalization. From…
September 2, 2015
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