— Cultural Sources of Newness

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Dezember 2014 Monthly archive

The closing event of my research program on artistic interventions in organizations at the unit Cultural Sources of Newness was the “Artful research conversation: Cultural Embeddedness of Artistic Interventions,” December 18-19 2014 at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. Building on the unit’s past seven years of multistakeholder research in this area, I invited 20 artists, scholars and intermediaries from various European countries, Korea and the US. My idea was that we would elicit from lived experiences in diverse contexts the elements of the national, organizational, professional culture (or other relevant cultural constellation) that affect the way artistic interventions are envisaged, implemented and discussed in different settings. For example, to what extent does the way the relationship between the arts and business is traditionally seen in a country influence what is considered desirable and possible in an artistic intervention? And what is the impact of the culturally shaped expectations and practices in relationships between management and employees? So many conversations flowed during the two days and two evenings that it will take some time to digest them, and each participant will make sense of the experience in different ways; here are a few of the thoughts occupying me the day after.

 

Engaging in an artful research conversation

Engaging in an artful research conversation

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