Christoph Weckerle (Co-Curator)
Christoph Weckerle is director of the Department of Cultural Analysis at Zurich University of the Arts. He is a cultural policy and creative economy researcher. As editor-in-chief and lead writer, he is responsible for most national and many regional reports on the creative industries in Switzerland. Together with Simon Grand, he is co-curator of the CreativeEconomies research venture which is also the official research partner of Germany’s Federal Government’s Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries based in Berlin.
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 and is available here. Non-Paper III (2019) is about narrative strategies in teh creative economies and will be published in summer.
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”.
From Creative Industries to Creative Economies
Different perspectives on the intersections of culture and economy
Widening the Creative Industries Perspective
The structure and approach of the Creative Economy Report 2016
Creative Economy Report 2014 – Main Findings
Based on data published by the Federal Office of Statistics this report summarizes the main findings concerning Switzerland’s creative industry and creative economy from the “Cluster-Report 2011–2013” by the Canton of Zurich, Department for Economic Affairs Office for Economy and Labour, published in April 2014.