30385 - POLICIES FOR ARTS AND CULTURE
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
Part A: Disentangling policy issues through texts and debates in political theory (Prof.ssa Gatta).
- Culture and art as contested concepts. The distinctive nature of artistic judgment.
- Art as a political instrument and medium for political understanding. The role of art and culture in the constitution of political entities.
- Art at times of war: portrayals of vulnerability, and the vulnerability of portrayals.
- The commercialization of art and culture. Reproduction and issues attending copyright.
- The artist as political activist, policy actor, and educator.
Part B: Contemporary policy trends in the cultural field (Prof.ssa Cappellaro)
- Transnational policies for the construction of a world heritage, cultural patrimony restitution issues and the role of international organizations (e.g., Unesco).
- European strategies and funding schemes to promote social inclusion and cultural diversity.
- European and national policies regulating the artistic labor market.
- National and local policy instruments to support cultural innovation.
- Emerging trends for the protection of commons in the cultural environment.
- Two written tests midterm and final term - on readings and professors’ notes, corresponding to part A (25%) and part B (25% ).
- A group project simulating the work of policy analysis consultants (50%).
- Final written exam on books.
A course pack is made available in an electronic format at the beginning of the course.
For Non attending students:
- M. Howlett,M. Ramesh , A. Perl, Studying Public Policy. Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems. Oxford University Press. Third Edition , 2009.
- E. Murray , From Art to Politics: How Artistic Creations Shape Political Conceptions, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.1996.
- A. Kathleen , Art as Politics: Re-Crafting Identities, Tourism, and Power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia, University of Hawaii Press, 2006 (Chapter 1).