Welcome to Week 3

During this last week, we will focus on cultural and creative industries.

We will explain how this notion emerged, and how it came to represent a central focus of European cultural policies. We will discuss the main goals that cultural industries policies: local development, job creation, tourism, urban regeneration, but also media freedom, and diversity of cultural contents.

First, we will start by discussing the concept of cultural industries, and analyze critically the logics behind viewing art and culture from an economic perspective.

Secondly, we will see why cities attract cultural industries and how creative industries strategies have transformed urban policies. We will also discuss some critiques and alternatives to the creative city discourse.

Finally, we will look into the future of creative industries policies in Europe, with the help of experts from Barcelona, Florence and Glasgow.

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Cultures and Identities in Europe

European University Institute (EUI)