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Creativity and Capitalism: Opponents or Allies?

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Creativity and Capitalism: Opponents or Allies? Monday, 27 October from 5-7pm Room SG 1 at CRASSH

How does creative behaviour interact with its various economic frames? What happens to the public voices of art in a climate of privatisation and the withdrawal of state support?

Dr Eleonora Belfiore (University of Warwick) Dr Susan Bayly (University of Cambridge)

Chair: Jonas Tinius (Social Anthropology, Cambridge)

Dr Eleonora Belfiore is Associate Professor in Cultural Policy at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick and Director of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value. Her research focuses on the politics of cultural policy-making and the analysis of the discursive formations around cultural value and public arts funding for the arts. She is the author, with Oliver Bennett of The Social Impact of the Arts: An intellectual history (2008) and co-editor of The Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond utility and markets (2013) both published by Palgrave.

Dr Susan Bayly, Reader in Historical Anthropology, Cambridge, is a social anthropologist working on marketisation and nationhood in contemporary urban Vietnam. Her current projects include an ESRC -supported comparative study of The Social Life Of Achievement and Competitiveness in Vietnam and Indonesia. Her training was originally in history and her past research includes studies of caste and religious conversion in India. Her publications include Asian Voices in a Postcolonial Age (2007, CUP ) and ‘How to forge a creative student-citizen’ (Modern Asian Studies, 2013).

Jonas Tinius is a co-convenor of the Cambridge Performance Network. He works on the relation between artistic practice and art patronage, creativity and rehearsal processes in German theatres, particularly in Berlin and the postindustrial Ruhr valley. He is editor of Anthropology, Development and Performance: Reflecting on political transformations (forthcoming, 2015, Palgrave, with Alex Flynn) and fellow of the theatre collection at the University of Cologne.

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