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Author: Kunstverein München / Søren Grammel, ANGELA MCROBBIE

Where: Munich, Germany
When: Fri Mar 12, 2004 at 9:30 AM

Topic: Symposium
Keywords: labour, new economy, new centre, cultural industries, creative

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Is Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College London. She is

author of various books on young women, gender and popular culture,

and fashion as culture industry. She is currently working on two

research projects, one on Post Feminism and the Undoing of Politics,

the other on Creative Labour. She is a regular contributor in the UK

media (press and radio) on gender issues.

Keynote Speakers: Bakri Bakhit (London), Beatrice von Bismarck

(Berlin), Ulrich Bröckling (Freiburg), Heinz Bude (Hamburg), Susan

Christopherson (Cornell), Andrea Ellmeier (Wien), Boris Ewenstein

(London/Berlin), Paul Du Gay (Open University), Moritz Gimbel

(London), Sylvia Harvey (Lincoln), Scott Lash (London), Graham

Murdock (Loughborough), Sean Nixon (Essex), Marion von Osten

(Berlin), Dominic Power (Uppsala), Irit Rogoff (London), Saskia

Sassen (Chicago). And a video-contribution by Harun Farocki (Berlin).

The symposium “Atelier Europa: Creative Labour in New Cultural

Economies”, is conceived of as an Anglo-German focused dialogue which

seeks to investigate the relationship between the cultural-political

conditions of the current social-democratic governments and the field

of self-organised cultural production. One aspect of this

investigation will be the current transformations and conflicts that

can be seen to reside within this relationship. The focus of the

conference will be on the patterns of work and life in the cultural

industries, ethnic and gender-specific roles and opportunities in the

area of culture, and the significance of value creation and economic

efficiency for cultural production. The general questions for

discussion will be “How can flexibility among cultural producers be

promoted without advocating the neo-liberal system? What is the

social use of creative labour?"

The symposium is part of the exhibition- and



Symposium - Exhibition - Conference - Insert - Url

initiated by


Kunstverein München

March 12 - June 13, 2004



Funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation, Germany

Kulturstiftung des Bundes

In collaboration with Goldsmiths College,

University of London.


Friday, March 12


9.30 - 11.00

Marion von Osten, Andrea Ellmeier, Sean Nixon

11.15 - 12.45

Paul Du Gay, Heinz Bude, Scott Lash

2.00 - 3.30

Susan Christopherson, Saskia Sassen, Ulrich Bröckling

4.00 - 5.30

Boris Ewenstein, Bakri Bakhit, Moritz Gimbel

5.45 - 6.30

A Video by Harun Farocki


Saturday, March 13


10.00 -11.00

open session for general discussion with audience

and network possibilities

11.00 - 12.30

Sylvia Harvey, Graham Murdock, Dominic Power

2.00 - 3.30

Beatrice von Bismarck, Irit Rogoff



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Keynote Speakers:


Bakri Bakhit (London), fashiondesigner and founder of the

fashionlabel “Hakeem”. He currently is a post graduate working on

culture industry analysis at Goldsmiths College, University of


Beatrice von Bismarck (Berlin), professor of art history at the

College of Graphic and Book Art Leipzig, program director of the

gallery of the college. Co-editor of "Interarchive: Archivarische

Praktiken und Handlungsräume im zeitgenössischen Kunstfeld" (2002).

Ulrich Bröckling (Freiburg i.Br.), sociologist, academic coordinator

of the graduate college "Die Figur des Dritten" at the University of

Contance. Co-editor of "Gouvernementalität der Gegenwart: Studien zur

Ökonomisierung des Sozialen" (2000).

Heinz Bude (Hamburg), professor of macro-sociology, University of

Kassel; head of the work group "Die Gesellschaft der Bundesrepublik",

Hamburger Institute of Social Research. Author of "Elitenwechsel.

Deutsche Führungsgruppen im Übergang von der Bonner zur Berliner

Republik" (2003) and "Generation: Elemente einer Erfahrungsgeschichte

des Wohlfahrtsstaats" (2003).

Susan Christopherson (Cornell), is a professor and director of the

graduate program in the Department of City and Regional Planning at

Cornell University. Her research focuses on the sources of industry

restructuring in different national contexts, labor flexibility, and

contemporary service industries, particularly media Industries.

Christopherson is coauthor of the study "Networking: Work Patterns

and Workforce Policies for the new Media Industry" (2001).

Andrea Ellmeier (Vienna), historian, lecturer at the University of Vienna,
research focus on the history of consumption (on the construction of the
"citizen consumer"), European cultural and media policies, cultural
Diversity politcs. Editor of "Kultur als Kompetenz. Neue Technologien,
Kultur & Beschäftigung" (1999, with Veronika Ratzenböck) and author of
"Kulturpolitik in Europa - Europäische Kulturpolitik? Von
nationalstaatlichen und transnationalen Konzeptionen" (1997, with Béla
Rásky); "Cultural Entrepreneurialism. On the changing relationship between
the arts, culture and employment" (2003, International Journal of Cultural
Policy); Cultural policy and cultural diversity. Eastern Perspectives,
transversal study commissioned by the Council of Europe (2004, with Béla

Boris Ewenstein (London/Berlin), post graduate working on culture

industry analyis at Goldsmiths College, Universitiy of London. He is

currently writing up his PhD research on learning and reflexivity in

subcultural contexts in London and Berlin. He has recently started

work as a research associate at the Tanaka Business School, Imperial

College London, working on a project about the use of representation

in design.

Paul Du Gay (Milton Keynes), Professor Sociology Department, Open

University. Focus on the sociological analysis of work,

commercialisation and consumption. His research on retailing and

consumption, published as "Consumption and Identity at Work" (Sage

1996), has been central to the developing international field of

research on consumption. International publications include:

"Questions of Cultural Identity" (1996: with Stuart Hall),

"Production of Culture/Cultures of production" (1997), "Doing

Cultural Studies: the story of the Sony Walkman" (1997), "Cultural

Economy: cultural analysis and commercial life" (2002). His recent

work has focused on public administration and managerialism.

Moritz Gimbel (London), is a recent Graduate from the LSE Media &

Communications Programme. Under supervision of Don Slater he has

studied the culture of creative entrepreneurs in Berlin Mitte. His

qualitative research explores how cultural lifeworlds and labour

markets are increasingly de-differentiated, bringing about distinct

cultures of production‚ and the development of global media cities.

Sylvia Harvey (Lincoln), Principal Associate Director and Professor

of Broadcasting Policy at the Faculty of Media and Humanities,

University of Lincoln. Member of FOCI (the UK's academic and

consultancy network Forum on the Creative Industries). Involved with

the development of the Sheffield Cultural Industries Quarter since

1989, as Board member of various companies and, for a while, as Media

Advisor to Sheffield City Council. Interested in and concerned about

the current developments at the WTO regarding the trade in cultural/

audio-visual commodities and, in the UK, with the role currently

being played by the new Regional Development Agencies in the UK's

Creative Industries sector.

Scott Lash (London), Director for the Centre for Cultural Studies and

Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, London University. His

books include "Economies of Signs and Space" (with John Urry, 1994),

"Reflexive Modernization" (with Beck and Giddens, 1994), "Time and

Value" (co-edited, 1998) and "Another Modernity, A Different

Rationality" (1999).

Graham Murdock (Loughborough), Reader in Sociology of Culture at the

Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University. He has

written extensively on the organisation of the mass media industries;

and on the press and television coverage of terrorism, riots and

other political events. His current work is on advertising and on the

social impact of new communications technologies. He is currently an

external professor at the Institute for Mass Communication at the

University of Bergen, Norway.

Sean Nixon (Essex), teaches Sociology, Media and Cultural Studies.

His second monograph, "Creative Cultures, gender and creativity at

work in advertising" (Sage, forthcoming) explores the workplace

cultures and subjective identities of a group of male art directors

and copywriters working for London-based advertising agencies. Co-

edited a special issue of the international journal "Cultural

Studies" with Paul du Gay, which will appear in the autumn of 2003.

Marion von Osten (Berlin/Zürich), artist and author, professor for

project art at the HGK Zürich. Editor of "Norm der Abweichung" (2003)

and co-editor of "Das Phantom sucht seinen Mörder: Ein Reader zur

Kulturalisierung der Ökonomie" (1998). Marion von Osten initiated the

project "Atelier Europa" and has curated projects such as "Be

Creative" (2002-3) and "Money Nations" (1999), among others.

Dominic Power (Uppsala), is an Associate Professor at the Department

of Social and Economic Geography at Uppsala University. Coauthor of

"The emergence of a post-industrial music economy? Music and ICT

synergies in Stockholm, Sweden" (2003, with Johan Jansson).

Irit Rogoff (London), Chair of Art History and Visual Culture and

Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmith’s College. Rogoff writes

extensively on the conjunctions of contemporary art with critical

theory with particular reference to issues of colonialism, cultural

difference and performativity. She is author of "Terra Infirma -

Geography's Visual Culture" (2000), editor of "The Divided Heritage:

Themes and Problems in German Modernism" (1991) and co-editor, with

Daniel Sherman, of "Museum Culture: Histories, Theories,

Spectacles" (1994).

Saskia Sassen (Chicago), Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the

University of Chicago, and Centennial Visiting Professor at the

London School of Economics. She is currently completing her

forthcoming book "Denationalization: Economy and Polity in a Global

Digital Age" (Princeton University Press 2003). Her most recent books

are "Guests and Aliens" (New York: New Press 1999) and her edited

book "Global Networks/Linked Cities" (New York and London: Routledge


And a video-contribution by Harun Farocki (Berlin). Farocki has made

close to 90 films, including three feature films, essay films and

documentaries. Professor at the University of California, Berkeley

from 1993-1999. Since 1990: numerous exhibitions and installations in

galleries and museums. "Even in the days when there were only five TV

channels, it was way beyond the intellectual capacity of either of

the two Germanys to fill them. Today, we have at least fifty

channels, and all that remains is to kill broadcast time."


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