Rabu, 28 September 2016
Ruang Sidang Pimpinan ; Pukul 13.00
Terbuka Untuk Umum
Developing Cultural Industries: Learning from the Palimpsest of Practice
Christiaan De Beukelaer, University of Melbourne
The discourse of the creative economy is now increasingly global. Virtually every country around the world uses the concept (or one of its variants) in politics, policy, advocacy and practice. The aim of this talk is to discuss the uptake of this discourse in the context of Burkina Faso and Ghana, as two exemplars of ‘developing’ countries. In these countries, the use of the ‘creative economy discourse’ is rather recent and remains largely at odds with the lived realities of many stakeholders in the cultural sector. Through an empirically illustrated engagement with this debate, Christiaan De Beukelaer shows how the use of ‘cultural and creative industries’ in public policy reconfigures the boundaries of cultural policy.
Christiaan De Beukelaer is a Lecturer in Cultural Policy at the University of Melbourne. He obtained a PhD from the University of Leeds and holds degrees in development studies (MSc, Leuven), cultural studies (MA, Leuven), and musicology (BA, Amsterdam). He is winner of the 2012 Cultural Policy Research Award, which resulted in the book Developing Cultural Industries: Learning From the Palimpsest of Practice (European Cultural Foundation, 2015). He also co-edited the book Globalization, Culture, and development: The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, with Miikka Pyykkönen and JP Singh). He is currently working on a new book, Global Cultural Economy (with Justin O’Connor, Routledge 2017).