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Opinion article | BN DeStem – 29 Oct 2022

Following the open symposium Wellbeing Economy meets Critical Imaginationarrow, Caradt professor Sebastian Olma, BWNO professor Kay Morel and professor Gerry McCartney of the University of Glasgow were asked by the newspaper BN DeStem to summarize the learnings of the event.

In their article, published last Saturday, they argue that the implementation of a wellbeing economy requires radical transformation rather than cosmetic changes.

Read the BN DeStem article herearrow.


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‘Our research group investigates the role artists, designers and cultural producers in general can play in developing the aesthetics and poetics of a desirable future.’

Sebastian Olma is professor Cultural and Creative Industries. He works for the Expertise Centre Art, Design and Technology.

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Research Group: Cultural and Creative Industries

The research group Cultural and Creative Industries investigates the role of artists and designers as creative innovators and drivers of social and economic change. Affiliated researchers analyse the cultural and creative industries from a critical point of view and examine the conditions under which timely forms of aesthetic expression and social connectedness can actually take place within the precarious reality of this field. What economic models are required by artists and designers to create a meaningful practice within the aesthetic, social, and economic intentions of the cultural and creative industries? What skills sets are required for those artists and designers who don’t just want to follow movements, but actually shape novel social and economic models of the future?

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