Articoli taggati con ‘politiche culturali’
“Areas in the bone” is not just a quote: it is the metaphor of the load bearing structure of Italy as well as the plastic representation of the marginalization process of the inner areas of the country that started from XX. In 1958, Manlio Rossi-Doria, coined the expression “flesh and bone” in order to underline the profound socio-economical feet apart among the numerous inner areas and the few valleys. His analysis coming from his specialization in agricultural economics was focused on the southern agricultural sector, in a historical phase in which were visible the firsts effects of the Riforma Agraria (Agrarian Reform) and of the investments of the Cassa del Mezzogiorno (Fund for the South) started since 1950. The interpretative framework developed by Rossi Doria can be extended to the entire peninsula, where the differences between urban and rural areas, inner territories or the coasts, mountains and valley grew more and more. Inner areas have experienced a deviation whose principal effects are the depopulation, the emigration, the social and economic rarefaction, the abandon of the soil and the landscape modification.
In the last 20 years Turin has gone through several radical transformations and changes. When we talk about that we can’t forget its passage from “industrial town” to “post-industrial town”, breaking away from its past. From automotive to baby-parking and from heavy metallurgic plants to organic and “from farm to fork” food-stores. But that’s not all. Empty spaces, left by a decaying industry fabric, have inspired requalification initiatives and a social, educative, cultural enterprise everywhere in the city. In this context stems the need for re-appropriating and re-dwelling, through the involvement of the whole town community So, those ready to fill, empty spaces themselves become, in a perspective of recycling and re-use, the perfect container for inclusion, increased participation and for offering possibilities, events and moments of social aggregation. Here was the most fertile “humus” to create new special structures: the Case del Quartiere (Houses of Neighbourhood). Common spaces, multipurpose cultural hubs, social laboratory – all at the same times. In an House it is possible to propose events, to organize or attend a workshop or an artistic atelier, to discuss about common themes or simply use services provided. They are friendly places, where a person is not only a guest, or a resident, but above all is a citizen.
From this number, Tafter Journal will enter in a new courage dimension. Even though, for strategic reasons, Monti&Taft will no longer be at the head of the journal, I will continue with pleasure and commitment in sustaining the evaluation activities of scientific contents of our present and future authors… Who will pick up the torch is Alfonso Casalini, an acute and headstrong researcher who collaborates from several years with Monti&Taft. Casalini will be in the saddle guaranteeing the continuity of the imprinting and of the inner objectives of Tafter Journal, but he will achieve this result by extending in a more international and a wider perspective the research activity. The future of our sector is in the hands of those women and men who are capable to look beyond the differences among academic disciplines. People who want to create an added value by founding their researches on the concrete needs of our society. Tafter Journal will continue in focusing on topics related to cultural and territorial development. In addition to the best practices, there will be paid more attention to concrete projects, in order to evaluate the activities of those organizations that have no choice but the innovation to overcome the difficulties and to create a reliable, scalable, and sustainable project over time.
Revolving funds and building preservation trusts: a new and efficient way of preserving European Heritage?
As European States are less and less involved in Heritage protection, new ways have to be found to safeguard historical buildings. Private structures such as “revolving funds” and “building preservation trusts” are part of them; respectively coming from the USA and the UK, how do they work and why should they be introduced in France?
The Bibliotheque Nationale de France and its association to the private sector to digitize the data to be released.
Tafter Journal, gennaio 2013 – numero speciale epos. Verso un’agenda per la cultura dei prossimi anni
I contributi raccolti nel numero speciale di Tafter Journal dedicato a epos intendono attivare – attraverso un dialogo intergenerazionale – un processo critico che conduca verso un progressivo miglioramento delle forme di governo e di gestione dei beni e delle attività culturali, circostanziando soprattutto degli interrogativi e lasciando trasparire delle possibili risposte.
Il sistema culturale attraversa una fase di radicale trasformazione. È l’intera società, il suo paradigma economico e produttivo, le sue relazioni individuali e collettive, a trovarsi su un crinale del quale si percepisce la dimensione ma non si riescono a prevedere gli esiti. La cultura, rappresentazione dinamica e critica della realtà, delle sue interpretazioni e dei suoi aneliti, ne racconta l’evoluzione e ne prospetta il futuro. Per poterlo fare è necessario che il sistema culturale ridisegni sé stesso, alla luce dei cambiamenti in atto, e in vista di un paradigma che sarà dominato da una nuova scala di valori.
President Obama has won the 2012 election and will be remaining in office for another four years. From an arts advocacy standpoint, Obama was clearly the favorable candidate for government arts funding.
L’Europa è un continente che invecchia rapidamente. In prospettiva, guardando verso il 2020, è possibile mettere in campo nuovi indirizzi e nuove idee per una migliore qualità della vita degli anziani e per un patto reale di solidarietà tra le generazioni, nell’interesse di tutti: queste sono le basi programmatiche dell’intervento che sarà sviluppato dall’Unione Europea. In quest’ottica il 2012 è l’anno dedicato alla diffusione della conoscenza di queste tematiche e allo sviluppo di un nuovo approccio culturale che dovrà orientare scelte e investimenti; proviamo ad approfondire per valutare la portata delle innovazioni che potremmo avere di fronte.
The proposed benchmarking raster is a tool aimed at assessing the creative potential of cities and regions and selecting the best policy measures to support the sector. It should be used by local and regional actors to show decision-makers the importance and value of CCIs for local economic development and support the design of evidence-based policies. Its ultimate purpose would be to help cities and regions to establish “smart specialisation strategies” focused on CCIs’ growth potential and access the new generation of EU regional funds.
Monica Amari, esperta di politiche e processi culturali, è l’autrice del volume “Manifesto per la sostenibilità culturale. E se, un giorno, un ministro dell’economia venisse incriminato per violazione dei diritti culturali?”, testo che prima che una riflessione sulle dinamiche politico-economiche è un progetto rivolto a chiunque ne intenda condividere i presupposti.
Il management del simbolico come fattore di sviluppo. Le politiche per la cultura nella Provincia Autonoma di Trento
Il seminario “Management dell’arte e della cultura. Nuove vie per valorizzare l’autonomia del simbolico come fattore di sviluppo” organizzato da tsm – Trentino School of Management in collaborazione con l’Assessorato alla Cultura della Provincia autonoma di Trento, svoltosi nell’estate 2011, ha costituito la premessa e l’occasione d’incontro tra le professionalità chiamate a redigere i saggi contenuti all’interno del volume “Il Management del simbolico come fattore di sviluppo. Le politiche per la cultura nella Provincia Autonoma di Trento”, curato da Claudio Martinelli, Responsabile del Servizio Attività Culturali della Provincia autonoma di Trento.
Spatialisation of urban culture in a large-scale event: urban visions and the program of Tallinn 2011 European Capital of Culture
The study discusses examples from the three periods, which are represented by certain texts in the process of Tallinn becoming ECoC. Texts are included from 2005 (artistic reflections), 2008 (the city’s proposal), and 2010 (the program). Thus the paper considers mainly the visionary ideas expressed before the large-scale event in Tallinn. The visions and spatial focuses towards ECoC influenced the contexts of urban culture. I also give some examples of initiatives and actual changes of city environments that took place in the first half-year of 2011.
In 2013 Marseille-Provence will hold the title European Capital of Culture (ECoC). Marseilles, the lead city in the bid, is significantly larger and poorer than the other urban districts included in the project. In common with a number of other Capital of Culture projects, most famously Glasgow in 1990 and Liverpool in 2008 (Andres 2011), one of the central premises of the proposal is that Marseilles requires the title to assist in the development of a metropolitan urban area.
On 19th October 2005 Pécs, one of the cities in Hungary with the greatest cultural heritage, was designated as European Capital of Culture (ECOC) for the year 2010, together with Istanbul and Essen. The following pages aim at detecting the reasons which brought to the candidacy and the successive designation of Pécs as European Capital of Culture. We shall attempt to reconstruct how this event has contributed to the city’s renewal process through the decentralization, regionalism and urban renewal projects.
From Brussels 2000 to the plan culturel (cultuurplan). Localising a European initiative to cultural policies in Brussels
Brussels 2000 reflects a moment in contemporary Brussels when the divided Franco-Flemish Communities came together to plan and promote a common cultural agenda. Though few projects of Brussels 2000 remain, individual and institutional actors continue to collaborate, but without a shared cultural agenda, their attempts at fostering unity in the capital city remain ad hoc and in opposition to the current fragmented policy structure.
This paper aims at showing a contrasting vision and image between a particular project realized during the Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008 and the official one depicted in the bid and brought forward by the Liverpool Culture Company. The first part of the paper wants to frame some questions around mega-events; the second one will show the approach of the project “Cities on the edge” and will try to identify where the idea of “city” is, focusing on the contrasting visions and images proposed by the project “Cities on the edge” and by the Liverpool Culture Company.
Even though most European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) have been university cities, academic research has seldom played much of a role in their programmes. The case of the Finnish city of Turku, European Capital of Culture 2011, is different. The local universities are connected to the ECoC in three ways. Firstly, there are 10 research projects (2009-12), which were selected in an open call and are partly financed from Turku ECoC 2011 funds. Secondly, Turku ECoC 2011 includes 14 cultural projects, which involve co-operation between university research and arts. Thirdly, the University of Turku is in charge of the Turku 2011 Evaluation Programme (2010-2016), a multi-layered impact assessment led by Professor Harri Andersson. This article focuses on the first category, the research projects.
What’s the “city” in the design and implementation of the European Capital of Culture? An open issue
The European Capital of Culture (ECoC) is a long-standing programme that invites visibility for a cultural mega-event that aims to highlight the richness and diversity of European cultures and the features they share, and also to promote greater mutual knowledge and understanding among Europe’s citizens. The set of papers in this special issue of Tafter Journal intends to highlight the relevance of different interpretations of space for cultural policy-making and urban policy design more broadly, as well as their economic, social and cultural implications. The call for papers critically focused the analysis and interpretation on the urban dimension included in the ECoC programme proposed by cities, as well as in the implemented projects.