Blog series

BLOG: Rethink and Renew: what we can learn from Visual Artist Sibumski

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good as the saying goes. Although the CCIs have been hit very hard on the whole, the Covid-19 situation has benefited some in one way or another, either consciously or accidentally. Simon Uyterlinde just graduated from a…

BLOG: Swedish exceptionalism, or maybe not? Covid-19 and the live music scene

The details of how the production networks and the related places are affected by the current pandemic will be studied throughout the CICERONE-project. However, we already now know that the different regulations put in place during the pandemic strikes very differently. In the Swedish case…

BLOG: Accelerating the future: Guallart’s vision of architecture in times of uncertainty

The pandemic is clearly affecting the way we work or live.  Resilience and adaptation are the new motto these days.  This is true for many creative sectors but specially for architecture as it defines and shapes the cities and places of tomorrow.  Technology and sustainability…

BLOG: Support for artists and cultural and creative industries before and during Covid-19

In 2017, Dorota Ilczuk together with the team of the Centre for Creative Economy Research at the University of SWPS published the “Support for artists and creators. International perspective“. It was the first in a series of reports that the experts of the Polish Conference…

Blog: The great empty – How social distancing is changing cities and culture?

Culture is produced, reproduced and consumed in cities. Thanks to the development of dense and diversified (economic and social) networks of relations, cities have always been places where the production of culture concentrates and circulates; the urban experience has always been crucial for the development…

Blog: 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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