Understanding, Capturing and Fostering the Societal Value of Culture.
Contrat européen H2020
Montant CEPEL : 326 500 €
Partenaires : Universitat de Barcelona, Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem (Hongrie), Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), Alma Mater Studorium (Université de Bologne), Telemark Research Institute (Norvège), Universidade do Porto, Goldsmiths, University of London
, Université Paris 8 (Vincennes-Saint Denis), Promoter SRL (Italie)
In recent decades, with the growing emphasis on the creative economy, culture has tended to be increasingly seen in political circles under the exclusive lens of the economy and its contribution to it. To counteract this tendency, it is necessary to define the social values associated with culture on a different basis from the traditional one. The work focuses on the valuation practices of the actors involved in cultural life. In this respect, three areas and three types of fundamental actors in the value dynamics of culture are distinguished: the field of cultural participation, in which citizenship is the protagonist; the field of cultural production and heritage, where the professionals of creation and preservation are the ones who take the initiative; and the field of cultural administration, in which it is the experts and politicians who decide. The project takes these three areas and this basic typology of actors as a starting point to structure the study of the different aspects involved in this evaluative dynamic: the emergence of values, the configuration of a value order and the political impulse of values.
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