During the past decades myriad links between culture, creativity and economic practice have become major topics of interdisciplinary debates. No longer restricted to a few sectors, there is a growing consensus that the intersections between these spheres and symbolic and culturally embedded values in particular, pervade the global economy. Indeed, the formerly distinct logics of the cultural and the economic have become increasingly indiscernible. Similarly, the notion of creativity, once used to express exceptional talent, activities and outcomes, is now considered a key component to success in all fields of economic activity. At the same time, the Internet has revolutionized the conditions under which cultural production and distribution as well as creative collaboration can be undertaken. Despite the high degree of uncertainty about future developments, policy makers as well as business managers are highly optimistic, if not enthusiastic, about the ability of symbolic values and creativity to drive sustained economic growth and regional development.
The Second European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy (CCE2), which will take place in Berlin (Location: "Tango Loft", Berlin-Wedding) from10-11th October, will take up and continue an international and interdisciplinary debate on these topics. This debate was originally initiated during a workshop in Padua in 2011 and subsequently given an institutional character as a European Network of Excellence during the First European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy (CCE1) in Uppsala in 2012. The aim is to continue these discussions while consolidating the emergent research network through follow-up events. Above all, however, the colloquium aims to bring internationally known scholars from a range of disciplines and institutions in Europe and North America together in an exciting, intense and dynamic meeting aimed at generating not only new networks but new knowledge and approaches. The colloquium will consist of the following activities.
Themed Panels: These will not be normal presentation sessions. Every panel will be themed by the organizers based on the interest statements submitted before the Colloquium. Each panelist will have 5 minutes to talk about their research in relation to the theme (no powerpoint!). The panelists will then be given time to respond to each other before the floor is opened to the whole group for questions and comments.
One-On-One Discussant Blocks: Each participant will have submitted a paper for review before the Colloquium and 2 people will be given the paper to read in advance. In each of the Discussant Blocks authors will meet with an assigned partner to discuss each other's work (30 minutes on each paper) and brainstorm future collaborations. Thus each person attending will get two one-on-one feedback sessions from their peers.
Walking Tour: For a change of pace, participants with ‘local knowledge' will lead small groups on a tour to the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse.
Feedback Session: The entire group will reflect on the key findings and questions from the colloquium and provide feedback for improving future meetings.
- Mark Banks, The Open University, UK
- Marco Bettiol, University of Padova, Italy
- Jeff Boggs, Brock University, Canada
- Nick Clifton, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
- Roberta Comunian, Kings College London, UK
- Carol Ekinsmyth, University of Portsmouth, UK
- Melanie Fasche, University of Toronto, Canada
- Gernot Grabher, HafenCity University, Germany
- Atle Hauge, Eastern Norwegian Research Institute, Norway
- Ilse Helbrecht, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
- David Hesmondhalgh, University of Leeds, UK
- Brian Hracs, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Michael Hutter, Technical University Berlin, Germany
- Oliver Ibert, IRS, Germany
- Johan Jansson, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Hogni Kalso Hansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Robert Kloosterman, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Bastian Lange, Humboldt University, Germany
- Luciana Lazzeretti, University of Florence, Italy
- Deborah Leslie, University of Toronto, Canada
- Andrew Leyshon, University of Nottingham, UK
- Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
- Dave O'Brien, City University London, UK
- Cecilia Pasquinelli, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Dominic Power, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Andy Pratt, Kings College London, UK
- Norma Rantisi, Concordia University, Canada
- Silvia Rita Sedita, University of Padova, Italy
- Suntje Schmidt, IRS, Germany
- Paul Sweetman, Kings College London, UK
- Joachim Thiel, HafenCity University, Germany
- Jacqueline Wallace, Concordia University, Canada