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Tourism, CCIs and Covid-19

Borders are closed, travel restrictions are issued and unemployment figures are exploding drastically. Particularly the culture and tourism sector were hit hard by the consequences of Covid-19: museums, concert halls, archaeological sites, hotels and gastronomy were closed and were also impacted by the cancellation of…

blog: It’s the Little Things That Count – Small and Medium Enterprises in the Cultural and Creative Industries

It once seemed that large-scale firms would eventually be the sole form of capitalist production. Economies of scale would set in motion a race towards ever larger, vertically integrated firms. Ford’s River Rouge plant in Detroit –a  “… flagship of industrial giantism”[1] – was the…

Blog: Shock and crises in the cultural and creative industries

In thinking how to illustrate this blog post on shock and crises in the cultural and creative industries this corona spring, we were thinking of Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings or The Scream, by Edward Munch. The latter captures anxiety on many levels whereas the former…

Blog: The impact of the pandemic on the Cultural and Creative Industries in the short and longer run

The oldest proof of figurative paintings by humans was recently found in a cave in Sulawesi, Indonesia. They have been dated some 44,000 years old and people have been painting ever since. Cultural activities are both timeless and resilient: people will keep performing, acting, writing,…

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