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Sabine Niederer on Thu, 19 Oct 2006 21:20:40 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> MyCreativity 16-18 November Amsterdam

MyCreativity: Convention on Creative Industries Research
16-18 November 2006, Amsterdam

MyCreativity brings together international creative industries practitioners and researchers to define trends in creative industries. Beyond the hype and the good intentions, MyCreativity looks at the actual working conditions of creative workers. MyCreativity deconstructs policy discourse by defining critical concepts, and comparing creative cities and economies worldwide. The creative industries concept was invented and developed in the UK of the late 90s, and is now spreading all over the globe, copy-pasting its specific format onto diverse local concepts. MyCreativity wants to examine what happens when state-policies advocate neo-liberal market solutions.
16 November: opening night with screenings and artist presentations
at Chequepoint, Damrak 16, Amsterdam.http://squat.net/chequepoint  ;

Screenings include:
Talent Community – Lars Nilsson www.larsnilsson.net
On Blood and Wings: A Study on the Dark Side of Cooperation – Jörg Windszus and Christoph Spehr
Imbattibili – Chainworkers Mayday 2006 www.imbattibili.org

17-18 November: Convention of Creative Industries Research
at PostCS11, Amsterdam. http://www.ilove11.nl

The convention includes the following sessions:
Critique of Creative Industries
What are the main critical concepts for creative industries research? What do creative industries look like after Richard Florida?

Creative China
How are culture and creativity being understood as an economic resource in China? Who are the key players and what sort of cross-disciplinary relations are emerging?

Economy of Design
One could speak of a culture clash between the desires of policy-makers and the actually existing work-practice of design. How are young designers making sense of the policy documents that are aimed at them?

Alternative Business and Organisational Models
How can creative work become sustainable, beyond state subsidies and market models? What is the economic reality of Creative Commons?

Creative Labour and Precarious Creativity
What are the precarious conditions of labour and life within the creative industries?

Made in Europe: Dispatches from the City
What are the differences between various ‘creative cities’ in Europe? This session will take you on a tour from Barcelona, Berlin and Vienna to London, the birthplace of creative industries.

Confirmed speakers: Valery Alzaga, Danny Butt, Teun Castelein, Chaos Chen, Anthony Davies, Mieke Gerritzen, Donna Ghelfi, Rosalind Gill, Hendrik-Jan Grievink, David Hesmondhalgh, Brian Holmes, Michael Keane, Aphra Kerr, Rogerio Lira, Geert Lovink, Sebastian Luetgert, Luca Martinazolli, Elisabeth Mayerhofer, Toby Miller, Monika Mokre, Justin O'Connor, Marion von Osten, Merijn Oudenampsen, Matteo Pasquinelli, Angela McRobbie, Andrew Ross, Ned Rossiter, Joost Smiers, Christoph Spehr, Barbara Strebel, Minna Tarkka, Su Tong, Annelys de Vet

MyCreativity is an initiative of:
Institute of Network Cultures, HvA Interactive Media
Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster.
In collaboration with: Sandberg Institute and All Media Foundation
Venue Convention: PostCS 11, Amsterdam http://www.ilove11.nl ;
Venue Screenings: Chequepoint, Damrak 16,http://squat.net/chequepoint ;
Design: Hendrik-Jan Grievink http://www.hendrikjangrievink.nl
Supported by: Thuiskopie Fonds Amsterdam, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Ulster.
For more information, please contact Shirley Niemans, shirley {AT} networkcultures.org, +31 (0)20 5951863.

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