Higher Education & the Creative Economy – Final Report

Before we break for the summer period, we are happy to let you know that today the final report of our network activities has now been published online. Alongside the videos from the plenary sessions of our final conference at King’s College London last year.
The report is entitled Beyond the creative campus: reflections on the evolving relationship between higher education and the creative economy and is the result of two year’s AHRC funded research network, charting the under-explored territory of the relation between universities and the creative economy, bringing together views and experiences form academics, creative and cultural practitioners and policy makers.
The tone of the report aims to set it apart from a policy document or an academic text to function more as a ‘critical friend’ for policy organisations, academics, creative practitioners, artists and cultural organisations who are planning on, or are already working together, reflecting on the key challenges and opportunities beyond the practical difficulties and possible rewards of each collaboration. It contains a helpful guide for academics and practitioners in the arts to familiarize themselves with terminology and dynamics specific to the arts sector. We worked with independent designer Adria Davidson to ensure the report itself is used as a creative bridge between higher education and the creative economy. 
Some areas it focuses on are;
·        the relationship between universities, cultural regeneration and communities.
·        the key role played by ‘creative human capital’, such as graduates and staff who are often responsible for creating networks beyond the campus.
·        the idea of ‘third spaces’, hybrid physical and virtual platforms that allows the two sides to meet and interact.
·        the relationship between universities and the arts.
The report emphasizes that importance of pushing the agenda forward and making sure the creative economy remains viable and sustainable for all involved. The report has received the praises of academic and cultural leaders. Deborah Bull, Director, Culture, at King’s College London highlights how it “strikes a welcome balance between critical reflection and practical guide, and will encourage a deeper understanding of why – and how – the cultural and higher education sectors interact and of the different types of value these collaborations can deliver”.
For more information about the project visit www.creative-campus.org.uk where you will be able to access the full report and videos from the conference.

 

Pedro Pereira Leite

Researcher and professor. He had his PhD. on museology in 2011, with the title “Muss-amb-ike Homeland: The commitment on musicological process”, that was published in 2011. In 2012 he finishes a Post-PhD Research on "Biographical Glances: The intersubjectivity poetry on museology, at Lusófona University (Lisbon). Presently he is working in his Post PhD. Research about: “Global Heritages" with the aims to build a network on local cognizance and memory manager has a tool to build the will of action in 3 different communities, linked by past communed heritages.” He works at CES. He participates on different Research network, presented papers in national and international conferences, and had published books on research subjects.

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