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Berlin as a Terrain of Cultural Policy: Outline of a Struggle

Wilfried van der Will

After considering the functions of capital cities this article argues that culture both as creative activity and as living heritage of customs and architectural assemblies plays a central role in the self-perception of present-day Berlin. The agents—public and private—that interact in the conception and execution of decisive initiatives in the remake of the city form an extensive cultural policy establishment. They derive their legitimation from regional and federal constitutions and from their command of attention in the public discourse. Berlin's claimed status as the most obvious German metropolis is not self-evident. Within the nation it is neither the center of finance, nor the media, nor the supreme courts. In Germany there are other towns and metropolitan regions with a similarly rich infrastructure that can compete at least nationally. But Berlin, building on Enlightenment traditions, is making a plausible effort in regaining its cosmopolitanism. Despite a host of problems, it is now surpassing the ethnic and cultural diversity that was lost in the years of Nazi dictatorship. Can it maintain its attraction for creative talent, both cultural and technological, in view of accelerating social divisions and gentrification?

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The Potentiality to Move

Mobility and Future in Digital Nomads’ Practices

Patrícia Matos and Elisenda Ardévol

. 1 They are usually freelancers, digital entrepreneurs, or remote workers in tech and creative industries, between their mid-twenties and mid-forties, equally split in gender, and able to move around, taking their work on their laptops. These

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Social Sciences and the Cultural Sector in England

A Commentary on the Literature

Sara Selwood

the perceived incompatibilities between them. Working Definitions Social sciences . Cho et al.'s (2018) systematic and quantitative review of more than one thousand peer-reviewed articles on the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) found

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New Conditions of Work in Society and the Art of Precarity

Rolf Dieter Hepp

impacts on social structures? The labor market provides socioeconomic conditions and (self-)governmental techniques under which people within the creative industries shape their self-awareness (“subjection”). People within creative industries like artists

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Copyright policy and the Nigerian music industry in the era of digitalisation

Wale Adedeji

and video piracy in Nigeria. Most music distributors and marketers have been referred to as pirates, as Tom Simmert (2020) noted. However, Simmert advanced the notion of looking at the Alaba practitioners as entrepreneurs in the creative industry who

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Why Curate Live Arts?

Responses from TURBA's Editorial and Advisory Boards

Bertie Ferdman, Ken Takiguchi, Funmi Adewole, Gordana Vnuk, Gustavo Fijalkow, Lieven Bertels, Ashley Ferro-Murray, Brandon Farnsworth, Gurur Ertem, Sigrid Gareis, and Nicole Haitzinger

to activity in these fields. This situation is problematic. It impacts social cohesion within African countries, the development of the cultural and creative industries, and the interaction between African artists and international organizations

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A megastructure in Singapore

The “Asian city of tomorrow?”

Xinyu Guan

bought up by the state were leased to artists and cultural organizations, or turned into offices hosting creative industries in the 1990s ( Chang 2016 ; Hutton 2012 ). This process, for which T. C. Chang proposes the term Singapore-style gentrification

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The Arts as a Vocation

National Cultural Policymaking in a Time of Uncertain Everything

Julian Meyrick

Australia “Creative Australia aims to ensure that the cultural sector—incorporating all aspects of arts, cultural heritage and the creative industries—has the skills, resources and the resilience to play an active role in Australia's future

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The Cultural Industries of the North through the Eyes of Young Russians

A Report on the Experience of Network Collaboration between Universities

Marina Maguidovitch and Lena Sidorova

concerning endangered animals in their native land. Their research on the role of creative industries in distorting the collective cultural memory of Russians, as well as shaping the perception of the world and young people's values and attitudes, were of

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A Peripheral Movement?

Querdenken in the Critical Public Discourse about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thomas Kern, Dahla Opitz, Julian Polenz, Insa Pruisken, and Sarah Tell

“Employees” and “Employers.” In addition, we find two further topics: “Creative Industries” and “Digital Media.” However, to allow us to interpret the topics meaningfully, the documents assigned to these topics should also be analyzed in more depth. Nelson