The research group Cultural and Creative Industries publishes its own online journal makingandbreaking.org that intervenes in societal debates around cultural production.
Making and Breaking Webjournal
The web publication makingandbreaking.org delves into questions around the role of cultural production as a contributing force for emancipatory social transformation. The first edition was launched January 2019 at V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, in Rotterdam.
The webjournal is produced by Caradt. The role of cultural production as a contributing force for emancipatory social transformation is an urgent and difficult question today. The ways through which, since the 1980s, much cultural production lubricates neoliberal operations (especially its spurring of inequality), and the plight of critical practices whose modes of antagonism are frequently subsumed, are symptoms of this urgency. As a result of decades-long neoliberal transformation, many systems of cultural production bend towards ideological machines supporting, whether inadvertently or not, the thesis of capitalist realism: that there is no alternative, that there is no possibility of political propositions that break with our current trajectory.
Completed project, ended January 2019.
Other researchers involved
Arjen Mulder, Amsterdam
Florian Cramer, Rotterdam
Max Dovey, London
Benjamin T. Busch, Berlin
Rhian E. Jones
Dulcie Abrahams Altass
Master Institute of Visual Cultures: students of Situated Design, Visual Arts and Post Contemporary Practice and Ecology Futures
CMD ACUE, VOID lab
Avans University of Applied Sciences