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Monday 23 Mar ’15
23 March: Christiaan De Beukelaer on developing cultural industries
On 23 March Christiaan De Beukelaer talked about his research Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice. De Beukelaer is Lecturer in Cultural Management, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh & PhD Candidate, University of Leeds.
The discourse of the creative economy is now increasingly global. Virtually every country around the world uses the concept (or one of its variants) in politics, policy, advocacy and practice. The aim of this talk is to discuss the uptake of this discourse in the context of Burkina Faso and Ghana. In these countries, the use of the ‘creative economy discourse’ is rather recent and remains largely at odds with the lived realities of many stakeholders in the cultural sector. Through an empirically illustrated engagement with this debate, author shows how the use of ‘cultural and creative industries’ in public policy reconfigures the boundaries of cultural policy.
Note: This talk doubles as the launch of De Beukelaer’s publication Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice (2015, European Cultural Foundation). This publication is part of the Cultural Policy Research Award, which the author won in 2012.
Reservation required due to a limited number of places
Monday 23 March 2015
17.00 – 18.30 hours
Presentation will be held in English