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Sum up of week 3

Congratulations! You made it to the end of this third week! This week, we provided a theoretical and historical background to critically reflect on the notion of cultural industries. We …

Acknowledgements and further readings

We would make a special thanks to the experts who contributed to our course, and provided great insights into the issues we have talked about: Ulrike H. Meinhof, University of …

Wrapping up the course

Congratulations everyone! You reached the end of our course! Let us recap the main steps that have been achieved over these three weeks. During week 1, we went through the …

Beyond cultural creativity as innovation

Matias Zarlenga explains how a narrative on creativity emerged in the EU’s political discourse, linking culture mainly with innovation and economic development. He argues that we should refuse to assign …

“European culture” as a brand

This video explains the main goals of the EU cultural action: to promote cooperation in the cultural field among member states, to build a European identity and to foster artistic …

Pluralism in European media information

Pier Luigi Parcu introduces his institution, the centre for media pluralism, created by the European Union in order to assess the situation of media pluralism in the different member states. …

The creative city: a contested notion

In many European cities, artists and cultural producers rise against urban strategies that aim at using culture to boost urban regeneration and economic development. They try to defend an alternative …

Culture in urban spaces, today

Arturo Rodriguez Morato, from the University of Barcelona, discusses the impact of culture on cities. He starts by explaining how culture became a tool for urban regeneration. He also emphasizes …

Culture, creativity and urban spaces

This video stresses the importance of culture in urban strategies. It explains how cultural industries contribute to urban economies. The video presents also the geography of creative industries in Europe, …

What are cultural industries?

The notion of cultural industries derives from the rising importance of the market in the cultural field. This video introduces the academic debate on the political role of culture, with …

Sum up of Week 2

You have reached the end this second week, well done! This week, we analysed how Europe has progressively distanced itself from a linear and univocal approach to history. Dominique Poulot …

Cosmopolitanism in Europe and the Venice Biennale

Monica Sassatelli, from the University of London, introduces the notion of cosmopolitanism as a spectrum ranging from political norms to cultural practices. She defines cosmopolitanism as a disposition to cultural …