New forms of regulation for the cognitive-cultural economy Two Experiences from Southern Europe <ul><li>Marianna d’Ovidio ...
Summary <ul><li>An institutional perspective on the cognitive-cultural economy </li></ul><ul><li>New institutional seettin...
Some insights of the Cognitive-cultural economy <ul><li>Different meanings of creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><ul>...
Freedom and precarity in the new economy <ul><li>Are there tensions between innovative professions and their institutional...
Hangar - Barcelona <ul><li>Centre for production and research on visual arts in Barcelona  </li></ul><ul><li>created in 19...
Hangar - Barcelona <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Service vocation: to improve citizens’ access to art cr...
Hangar - Barcelona <ul><li>Services in Hangar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medialab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 individual stud...
Hangar - Barcelona <ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping young artists to hire affordable spaces for creation </l...
Isola della Moda - Milan <ul><li>Isola della Moda-laboratorio di autoproduzzione is a centre for fashion design and produc...
Isola della Moda - Milan <ul><li>‘ Consuming critical fashion’ means taking attention not only to style and trends but als...
Isola della Moda - Milan <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Redefinition of the terms and conditions of production and ...
Conclusions <ul><li>Institutional innovation  can contribute to redefine the local productive systems and to provide inclu...
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  1. 1. New forms of regulation for the cognitive-cultural economy Two Experiences from Southern Europe <ul><li>Marianna d’Ovidio Università Milano-Biccoca </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Pradel Universitat de Barcelona </li></ul>ISA Conference, Goteborg 12-07-10
  2. 2. Summary <ul><li>An institutional perspective on the cognitive-cultural economy </li></ul><ul><li>New institutional seettings </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona: Hangar - Self-managed support for artists </li></ul><ul><li>Milano: Isola della Moda - Fostering alternative approaches to the fashion industry </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions: approaches for creativity after the crisis </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some insights of the Cognitive-cultural economy <ul><li>Different meanings of creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>as an individual asset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>as a socially constructed phenomenon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creativity and innovation are social issues not only linked to economic performance </li></ul><ul><li>They exist also in the form of social innovation and socially creative strategies to face social exclusion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Freedom and precarity in the new economy <ul><li>Are there tensions between innovative professions and their institutionalisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible organisation of work in cognitive-cultural economy is presented as positive... </li></ul><ul><li>...but means also precarious working conditions and barriers to access certain professions, especially in certain national contexts </li></ul><ul><li>The paradigm on the “creative city” does not lead directly to better quality of life and social cohesion </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hangar - Barcelona <ul><li>Centre for production and research on visual arts in Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>created in 1997 by the Visual Artists Association of Catalonia </li></ul><ul><li>Self-management by artistic community but public-funded </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hangar - Barcelona <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Service vocation: to improve citizens’ access to art creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote professionalisation of artists and their engagement in the local and global arts market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting the social role of arts in the neighbourhood and the city in general. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Hangar - Barcelona <ul><li>Services in Hangar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medialab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 individual studios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 filming sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment rental service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technicians and consultancy services on edition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International exchange programs </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Hangar - Barcelona <ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping young artists to hire affordable spaces for creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of spaces to share and interact fostering horizontal relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fostering new forms of production and new forms of intellectual property: opensource software and hardware for artistic creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting internationalisation of local artists and the visit of foreigners to the centre </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Isola della Moda - Milan <ul><li>Isola della Moda-laboratorio di autoproduzzione is a centre for fashion design and production in the neighbourhood of Isola, in the very centre of Milan </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes a new approach to fashion design autonomous from the mainstream fahsion industries in Milan: “the critical fashion” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Isola della Moda - Milan <ul><li>‘ Consuming critical fashion’ means taking attention not only to style and trends but also and above all to the ethical issues of those who are wearing the clothes. Respect to the environment [...], the assessment of handcraft, creativity and self-production, the rediscovery of the traidtional ellaboration methods, the human relations that exist between the creator and the user are the essential values of a new and different point of view to fashion: a critical view far from the circuit of large firms, the serial production and consummerism. </li></ul><ul><li>[Isola della Moda website www.isoladellamoda.net visited on 2 july 2010.] </li></ul>
  11. 11. Isola della Moda - Milan <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Redefinition of the terms and conditions of production and distribution of fashion design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal networking fostering an alternative local production system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving opportunities of professionalisation to young designers in a city with powerful actors in the fashion design industries </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusions <ul><li>Institutional innovation can contribute to redefine the local productive systems and to provide inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of forms of regulation that are neither based on market logics nor on top-down government approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Link with old systems of production based on craft production </li></ul><ul><li>Small projects oriented to local production do not depend on huge financial investments, although they need public and/or private support </li></ul>

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