Non-paper on phenomena related to the creative economies
As the offical research partner of the KKKW (Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes), over the course of 2018 and 2019 the CreativeEconomies research venture created a three-pieced series of non-papers. Those non-papers are dedicated to explore state-of-the-art perspectives on important phenomena, puzzles, developments and controversies related to the creative economies. The focus is on the global debate. The translation and interpretation of those non-papers for the German context was jointly realised with the KKKW and in close interactions with multiple actors in the creative economies and beyond. Non-Paper II (2018) focusses on entrepreneurial strategies in the creative economies, Non-Paper III (2019) is about narrative strategies in the creative economies.
“Kreativwirtschaft – schillernd, unscharf, neu zu denken”
This article considers creative economies as a dynamic interplay and was published by Christoph Weckerle in the “Bulletin 1/19” of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences SAGW.
“Economification and Culturalization: Dynamics and Governance Models”
This essay written by Simon Grand and Christoph Weckerle was published in “Sripted-Culture: Digitalization and the Cultural Public Sphere” editet by Ruedi Widmer and Ines Kleesattel (Diaphanes, 2018).
“Curating as Strategy”
The essay “Curating as Strategy” by Christoph Weckerle and Simon Grand was published in “With: A Bookazine on Collaboration between Cultures, Art Forms, and Disciplines”. “With” attempts to lay out openly the 40 projects and its related activities, which took place over the course of four years at Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich with 1100 people being involved. Over the years, artists, researchers, lecturer and students, each one of them with their own interests, mind-sets and ways of doing shared a space of action. Each project found its own way to conceive, explore and experience collaboration as a process to challenge, test, confront, contrast, mirror, but mostly connect interests and practices in the field of arts and design. “With” was published by Patrick Müller and Nuria Krämer at the Zurich University of the Arts, 2018.
“What if? – Creative Economies as one of the main future topics of research ”
This essay written by Simon Grand and Christoph Weckerle was published in: PHASE XI, a publication by the Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes (Germany) in 2017.
“The Palaver on Scaling Creative Enterprises”
The twenty-first century has been marked by our almost boundless ability to imagine things at a larger, or smaller, size; at a faster speed; capable of solving complex problems using less energy. Our imagination on the topic of scale has driven technological progress, but it has also long inspired the creation of art. With the onset of industrialization in the nineteenth century, experimentation with scale across almost all disciplines accelerated to an entirely different dimension. The result of a 2015 symposium at Zurich University of the Arts, “Too Big To Scale” (Scheidegger & Spiess, 2017) brings together essays by a diverse interdisciplinary group of artists, designers, engineers, and scholars who explore the significance of scale within their respective disciplines. One of them is the essay “A Palaver on Scaling Creative Enterprises” from Simon Grand and Christoph Weckerle.
E-publication: Reframing the Cultural and Creative Industries
This e-publication has been developed along a series of workshops in Venice, Hong Kong, Zurich and London with the idea of reframing the Cultural and Creative Industries to develop “creative economies”.
Routines, Strategies and Management Engaging for Recurrent Creation “At the Edge”
The dynamic interplay of routines, strategies and management allows companies to successfully move forward within their industries. This book contributes to a coherent conceptualization of strategy, organization and management from a practice perspective, identifying strategy as realized in the action.
The French sociologist Frédéric Martel introduces us to the era of “Smart Curation” in cultural criticism. Its hallmark is a blend of digital technology and human judgment. The original French text was written in the course of a research initiative of Zurich University of the Arts. It has now already been published in ten other languages.
“The Future of the Cultural and Creative Industries will be Designed by its Actors”
In their paper, ‘The Future of the Cultural and Creative Industries will be Designed by its Actors’, Christoph Weckerle and Simon Grand advise that plotting the future of the cultural ecosystem – which is usually dominated by discussion of the big three: globalisation, digitisation and particularisation – can only succeed if it takes close account of the models, strategies and practices of key individual actors in the sector. It was piblished in: ArtFutures – Working with Contradictions in Higher Arts Education, edited by Kieran Corcoran, Carla Delfos and Jessica Maxwell for The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) in 2014.