Cultural creativityTheoretical framework

How does cultural diversity contribute to cultural creativity in Europe?, Arturo Rodríguez Morató, Matías I. Zarlenga and Martín Zamorano, CECUPS, Universitat de Barcelona In this paper, we want to examine, in a general and exploratory way, what academic literature has contributed so far to the clarification of the relationship between cultural diversity and creativity in […]

Cultural creativity

Some Reflexions on “Creative Europe” Philip Schlesinger, Centre for Cultural Policy Research/CREATe, University of Glasgow This paper considers how creative economy policy navigates tensions between culture and economy. I have bracketed conceptual and theoretical issues concerning definitions of culture and economy, as well as wider debate about the cultural economy and how this relates to […]

Cultural Inclusion

European Identity: What kind of diversity into what form of unity? Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas, European University Institute One of the most difficult aspects in understanding Europe in the present but also in the past has had to do with the question of European identity. Does a European identity exist? Do the Europeans feel […]

Cultural Inclusion

Can New Cultural Institutions and Policies Contribute to the Equalization of Conditions in Europe? Cultural legitimacy, heritage and identity politics Jean-Louis Fabiani (Central European University, Budapest) and Nasser Suleiman Gabryel (Cherpa, Institut d’études politiques, Aix-en-Provence In the last fifty years, cultural institutions have been questioned from various points of view, as producing purely nationalist narratives, as […]

Cultural memory

Is the invention of memories necessary to identities? Dominique Poulot, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne   The configurations of identity through memory and heritage left the greatest mark on the last two decades. “Memory”, “identity” and “heritage” have benefited from nearly unprecedented success, echoed by the growing field of study that has consecrated their usage, […]

Cultural memory

Can Heritage be Transnationalised? The Implications of Transnationalism for Memory and Heritage in Europe and Beyond Jasper Chalcraft and Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex, UK This paper asks what happens to heritage when it is transnational, and also as it transnationalises? A major challenge is to relate transnational conceptions of history to the idea of […]

Cultural Inclusion

Vision Document. Participation of citizens in debates on European Identity. Jean-Louis Fabiani A contradiction has arisen within cultural public policies between the need to preserve a legitimate culture, totally Eurocentric in character, and the democratization of the criteria recognizing the intrinsic value of a vast array of symbolic products, either “popular” and illegitimate, or of […]

Cultural Inclusion

Vision Document. The European Migration Cultural Heritage Jean-Louis Fabiani In the last sixty years, culture has been to some extent a constitutive element of the welfare state in the West. It has provided a lot of new facilities to the citizens: museums, libraries, theatres and festivals have blossomed. In spite of the strong inequalities of […]

Cultural Inclusion

Vision Document. Instrumentalizing European Cultural Heritage Hara Kouki There cannot be a formal definition of what European culture and European identity are and how these meet so as to generate European heritage, as on the ground there are multiple European cultures, identities and, thus. heritages. European culture reflects the constant negotiation between different local, national […]

Cultural memory

Vision Document. Entangled Memories & the European Cultural Heritage Gerard Delanty A possible direction for research on the European cultural heritage is to adopt a transnational approach. Rather than see cultural heritage as primarily expressed in national contexts, it could be seen as primarily transnational and as plural. Such a view would also suggest a […]