Articoli taggati con ‘arts’

Tafterjournal n. 80 - febbraio 2015

Creative challenges

di Michele Trimarchi

It may sound obvious: in order for creative products to conquer markets we need creativity; business creativity. In the last decade debates and books about creativity were multiplied, in the attempt at answering to crucial questions ranging from the definition of creativity to the identification of creative activities, from the measurement of the impact of creativity upon local economies to the needed design of public action in support of creative artists and organisations. In such a way, although a varied and lively discussion is always healthy, ‘creativity’ was added to ‘art’ and ‘culture’ as iconic labels generously including an extremely wide and heterogeneous realm of objects, actions and exchanges. Neither right nor wrong, it seems to be the clear symptom of an urgency reflecting the attention (and the obsession) for taxonomies and hierarchies needed in the serial economy. The arts and culture, and quite recently creativity, have been absorbed in a simple and rigid view whose map is a grid of models.

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Tafterjournal n. 78 - dicembre 2014

Literature and Art: narrative paths for social-emotional education

di Rosangela Valenzano

Finally in Italy we are talking about social-emotional learning; #1oradamore is the name of the media campaign promoted by Italian journalists, artists, psychologists, researchers, and sociologists to promote the introduction of social-emotional education in Italian schools. To share feelings and take care of emotional life is an essential cultural action, especially during adolescence when social behaviours begin to take shape and approaches to and dynamics of relationships strengthen.

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Tafterjournal n. 78 - dicembre 2014

Managing change and intimacy in the present

di Tara Aesquivel

Heraclitus is often cited as the source of the quote, “The only constant in life is change.” This seems to ring true now, more than ever, as advances in technology rapidly change our cultures: the ways we communicate and express ourselves, the availability of information and resources, and even how we spend our time each day. Of course, change is not new and we are not the first to experience it. As Michele Trimarchi illustrates in “Staging the Change?” our ancestors’ lives were radically altered with technological advances in farming, machinery and communications systems. How people react to and manage these changes can define their identity, both in the present and their place in history, over time. Artists and arts consumers run the gamut in their response to change: many chase the avant-garde while others, like J.S. Bach, pursue perfection of one form long after their contemporaries have moved on to newer modes.

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Is the architect an artist? Reconsidering the role of architects

di Clarissa Pelino

Throughout this essay various possible conceptions of art and their relationship with architects’ responsibilities towards the community and their power in the creation of cities, will be considered. And the question on whether an architect is an artist will certainly continue to pose problems.

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Describe the role of collectors in the XXI century, in terms of effects on the art market, influence on artistic creation, diffusion and knowledge of artists and artworks

di Claire Michelizza

Collectors are different than donors who support the cultural production by giving money. Collectors are totally involved in the art market.

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Tafterjournal n. 62 - agosto 2013

Social Innovation and the Arts. Artists alone are not enough!

di Mariangela Lavanga e Sarah Schützle

While social innovation begins to be broadly embraced by policy-makers and scholars in the context of healthcare and education, hardly any research has been done in the fields of the arts and culture (Mulgan et al., 2007). This paper aims at exploring what social innovation means, how to foster this type of innovation and the possible links between social innovation and the arts. The authors will address those issues via the case study of the Waag Society – Institute for art, science and technology in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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