March 29-30, 2019, Thessaloniki Music Hall (M2)

4th Conference Cultural and Creative Industries: Trends and developments in research and policiesConference poster

 

Organization

  • School of Spatial Planning and Development, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Regional Development Institute of Panteion University
  • Ministry of Culture and Sports

 

Sponsor

Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

 

Call for papers

Five years after the first conference (2014, Panteion University) and after two conferences in Thessaloniki and Athens, the fourth conference on Cultural and Creative Industries is inviting scholars and policy makers to a new meeting to record research activity in Greece, to exchange views and to create opportunities for new collaborations.

At the 2019 conference, emphasis is placed upon technology and networking as key factors of the environment where the CCIs operate and develop. Increasing digitization and networking affect virtually all processes of production, labor and consumption in the creative and cultural sectors, raising several questions for research and various issues concerning policy makers. Many of these issues do not concern exclusively the CCIs, but their largely intangible and symbolic nature that places them among the most affected sectors.

 

Topics

  • The CCIs in the age of gig economy
  • The role of platforms in the CCIs organization
  • New forms of funding and new business models (crowdfunding, new forms of marketing of the CCIs, etc.)
  • Labour in the new economy (integration of CCIs workforce in global networks; business and workforce mobility; precarity, collaborative spaces and collectives)
  • Digitization and location: compatible or incompatible concepts?
  • The CCIs and their role in the Circular Economy: new materials, new techniques, new models of cooperation
  • The CCIs audiences: reception and consumption in the new conditions
  • Spatial inequalities in the creative economy
  • Spatial clustering and creative ecosystems
  • Mapping creativity
  • Cultural and creative industries and policy-making: from local to supranational

Sessions for young researchers will be organized, as well as seminars on research methodology and networking activities.

One-on-one sessions for PhD and postdoc students will also be organized.

 

Guidelines for abstracts

  • Extensive abstract: 1500 words including references. Abstracts should include the title of the paper, the topic, author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and email address(es). A short CV should also be provided.
  • Materials for one-on-one sessions (research articles to be published, project proposals, etc.).

 

Participation costs

  • 30€ - Students and young researchers (received their PhD until five years ago)
  • 50€ - Other participants

 

Organizing committee

Alexandros Baltzis, Assoc. Prof., AUTh
Athanasios Kalogeresis, Assis. Prof., AUTh
Vassilis Avdikos, Assis. Prof., Panteion University
Afroditi Xenidou, PhD student, AUTh
Irene Iliopoulou, Postdoc researcher, Panteion University

 

Reviewers advisory committee

Sophia Avgerinou-Kolonia, Professor, NTUA
Alexandros Baltzis, Assoc. Prof., AUTh
Giorgos Gritzas, Assoc. Prof., AUTh
Alexios Defner, Professor, University of Thessaly
Elizabeth Thoidou, Assist. Prof., AUTh
Athanasios Kalogeresis, Assist. Prof., AUTh
George-Michael Klimis, Assoc. Prof., Panteion University
Martha Michailidou, Assist. Prof., Panteion University
Athanasios Papadaskalopoulos, Professor, Panteion University
Antonis Rovolis, Assoc. Prof., Panteion University
Sophia Skordili, Assoc. Prof., Harokopio University
Nikolas Souliotis, Researcher C, National Centre for Social Research
George Tsourvakas, Professor, AUTh

 

Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Oliver Ibert, Head of Department, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space.
    Keynote lecture: Open creative labs as drivers of urban development: Innovation, adaptability and complementary workplaces.

  • Barbara Stacher, Policy Officer Economy of Culture, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission.
    Keynote lecture: An update on EU cultural policies and funding opportunities for the CCIs.

  • Nikos Smyrnaios, Maître de conférences / Associate professor, Laboratoire d'Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Sociales, Université de Toulouse.
    Keynote lecture: A critical perspective on the platformization of the Cultural Industries.

 

Workshop for young artists and professionals in sectors of culture, organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

Details can be found here (in Greek).

 

Conference program (brief and detailed)

Friday 03/29/2019
08:30-09:30  Registration / coffee and networking time
09:30-10:00 Conference opening session
10:00-11:30 Parallel sessions A2 and A3
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:00 “Open creative labs as drivers of urban development: Innovation, adaptability and complementary workplaces”
Prof. Oliver Ibert, Head of Department, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space
13:00-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-15:15 Parallel sessions B2 and B3
15:15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 “A critical perspective on the platformization of the cultural Industries”
Nikos Smyrnaios, Maître de conférences / Associate professor, Laboratoire d’Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Sociales, Université de Toulouse
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-18:30

Workshop by the Ministry of Culture & Sports for artists and professionals in the CCIs
Topics:

  1. Development of skills/education of artists and professionals
  2. Networking and collaboration development among artists and professionals
  3. Development of audience participation
Parallel sessions C2 and C3
Saturday 03/30/2019
10:00-11:30 Special session:
Workshop on methodology for postgraduate and PhD students
“Quantitative and qualitative research methods in cultural economics”
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:00 “An update on EU cultural policies and funding opportunities for the CCIs”
Barbara Stacher, Policy Officer Economy of Culture, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission 
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Special session:
One-on-one sessions for PhD students
Parallel sessions D2 and D3
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Parallel sessions E2 and E3
17:30-18:00 Conference closing session

 

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