[rohrpost] Ankündigung Symposium "P/ART/ICIPATE I" 6.10.2011

Gabriel, Roswitha Roswitha.Gabriel at sbg.ac.at
Mon Sep 26 13:17:07 CEST 2011

Symposium „P/ART/ICIPATE I -  Participation, Cultural Entrepreneurship & Sustainability“


Do., 6.10., 13.30 - 19.30 // KunstQuartier / Bergstraße 12 / 5020 Salzburg / Atelier // Moderation: Birgit Breninger 


The Symposium is the 1st of a series of Public Guest Lectures „P/ART/ICIPATE - Contemporary Arts initiating cultural and social change <http://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/contemporary-arts-cultural-production/forschungsprojekte/participate-ringvorlesung.html> “.

Concept: Siglinde Lang/Elke Zobl (Programme Area Contemporary Arts & Cultural Production <http://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/conart> ) in Cooperation with Doktoratskolleg Kunst und Öffentlichkeit <http://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/quicklinks/doktoratskolleg.html> 


How do cultural producers and entrepreneurs generate and negotiate processes of participation, innovation, social change and sustainability? Elke Zobl discusses in her presentation participatory cultural production at the intersection of art, activism and DIY culture, Rene Kooyman presents findings and perspectives from the EU-wide study „The entrepreneurial dimension of the cultural and creative industries" and Larissa Krainer raises the question of a "cultural dimension" of sustainability. 


Schedule (all in English):

13:30-13:45   Birgit Breninger: Welcome & Introduction

13:45-14:30   Elke Zobl: From Doing-It-Yourself to Doing-It-Together: Participatory cultural production by young women

14:30-15:15  Rene Kooyman: The entrepreneurial dimension of the cultural and creative industries

15:15-15:45  Break

15:45-16:30  Larissa Krainer: Sustainability as Culture

16:30-17:00  Panel Discussion

17:00-17:30 Break

17:30-18:30  Working groups:

A: Cultural Entrepreneurship // Rene Kooyman

B: Cultural Sustainability // Larissa Krainer

C: Participation & Civic Engagement // Elke Zobl

18:30-19:30  Presentation of Results and Final Discussion


Information & Registration: Roswitha Gabriel; roswitha.gabriel at sbg.ac.at; 0043-0662-8044-2383, www.w-k.sbg.ac.at/conart



Abstracts & Speakers


The entrepreneurial dimension of the cultural and creative industries // Rene Kooyman

The impact of culture and creativity or ‘culture‐based creativity' has attracted much attention in the debate on fostering and unlocking the potential of an European ‘creative economy' thriving on its innovative potential. The cultural and creative industries (CCIs) offer the opportunity to bring essential change in non‐technological innovation for products and processes. A cultural and creative entrepreneur can be understood as someone who creates or brings to market a cultural or creative product or service and who uses entrepreneurial principles to organise and manage this creative activity in a commercial manner. 

CCI enterprises, in particular SMEs, have specific characteristics that may separate them from 'regular' entrepreneurship. They frequently operate in specific market conditions, produce goods that are 'cultural' by nature, work with people who are often more content‐driven than commercially oriented and usually create very small enterprises (micro‐SMEs) that may exist on the basis of permanent networks. 

The use of different strategies by these micro‐SMEs is necessarily small‐scale, highly dynamic and requires risk‐taking in order to compete with more established enterprises that do not require such flexibility. A number of obstacles will be identified; access to finance, market access, IPR instruments, entrepreneurship training and skills, access to innovation, clusters and collaboration within an urban environment.


Rene Kooyman received a Master in Music Education from the State Conservatory of Music in Utrecht, and a Master of Social Science at The State University in Groningen (RUG), the Netherlands. He graduated with a major in Urban and Regional Planning. After setting up the European Helpdesk Intellectual Property Rights (IPR Helpdesk) for the European Commission (Directorate General XIII: Research and Innovation) in Luxembourg, he moved to Switzerland, where he received a DEA (Diplôme Educations Approfondies) at the University of Geneva.Recently Rene Kooyman has been responsible for the UNCTAD Creative Economy Conference in Amsterdam. He has been appointed as Senior Researcher at the EU EACEA Research Project on the Entrepreneurial dimensions of cultural and creative industries.



From Doing-It-Yourself to Doing-It-Together: Participatory cultural production by young women // Elke Zobl

In the past twenty years we have been observing an increasing number of young women taking the tools of cultural production into their hands and working as collectives in transnational and temporary project-based contexts. Often their roles become blurred: They act as artists, activists, cultural entrepreneurs and collaborative producers. Many of these feminist-oriented projects aim to create participatory and process-based cultural production in which a low-threshold is set for participation. However, they are also represent limited and contradictory spaces that sometimes fail and produce exclusions. In this talk I will explore participatory cultural production by young women today at the intersection of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture, activism, art, media and feminism. I will hereby explore three examples in the context of Leah Lievrouw's genre framework of alternative and activist new media (2011) to see if and how they are making interventions into cultural and social meaning making: Alternative media: self-published magazines - so called "Zines", self-organized, participatory arts- and cultural community festivals - so called "Ladyfests", and "Craftivism", the fusion of critical (or "radical") crafting with activism. 


Elke Zobl is assistant professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Salzburg and head of the Program Area 'Contemporary Arts & Cultural Production' at the Focus Area 'Wissenschaft und Kunst'. She has been holding a Hertha-Firnberg postdoctoral scholarship at the Communication Department, University of Salzburg, for the "Young Women as Creators of New Cultural Spaces" project (2007-2011, funded by the Austrian Science Fund). She also coordinates the "Feminist Media Production in Europe" research project (2008-2011, funded as well by the Austrian Science Fund). Her research focuses on contemporary art and cultural production, alternative media, participatory culture, social change, cultural studies and gender studies. www.grassrootsfeminism.net



Sustainability as Culture // Larissa Krainer

What could be described as the "cultural dimension" of Sustainability? And why should ethics be discussed in order to answer this question? The ideas of sustainability and sustainable development cannot be seen as purely neutral demands. They are based on ethical values, focusing either on different "goods" (ecological, economical, social or cultural), or on various dimensions of justice (between cultures, generations and classes) or global fairness (trade, access to the media). Many concepts have been proposed, mostly connected with suggestions for action - on many levels from political through economical to private. However, very few of them, in fact, were put into practice. This can be explained as a matter of culture. The dominant model of modern society follows technical and economical values that promote production and consumption, profit and competition, speed and innovation. Our culture therefore seems unsustainable. More than that, it seems that our culture even works against sustainable development. If so, we have to recognize conflicts of values that cannot be solved by well-meaning advice. Contradictions have to be handled in a different way. Process ethics is a model that helps to organize ethical debates and finally to balance conflicts and contradictions of values. 


Larissa Krainer, (b. 1967) professor for Communication Science, university of Klagenfurt, studied Philosophy and Media and Communication Science in Klagenfurt and graduated there 1994 (M.A.) with a dissertation on magazines for women in Austria. From 1986-1995 she worked as a journalist in different local and national media, 1995-1997 she was regional manager of amnesty international. Since 1998 at the University of Klagenfurt (first Head of Department of Intervention Research and Cultural Sustainability, since 2009 Department of Media and Communication Sciences, since 2011 Department of Intervention Research and Cultural Sustainability) where she qualified 2001 for lecturing in Media Ethics. Contributions to Process Ethics, Transdisciplinary and Intervention Research, Sustainable Sciences, Conflict Management and Organizational Communication (especially sustainability).



Mag. Roswitha Gabriel

Wissenschaft und Kunst

Referentin Programmbereich Contemporary Arts & Cultural Production

Bergstraße 12, 5020 Salzburg

0043 662 8044 2383

roswitha.gabriel at sbg.ac.at

www.w-k.sbg.ac.at <http://www.w-k.sbg.ac.at>