Berlin's creative industries: Governing creativity?

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dc.contributor.author Lange, B en
dc.contributor.author Kalandides, A en
dc.contributor.author Stober, B en
dc.contributor.author Mieg, HA en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:28:01Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:28:01Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.issn 1366-2716 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/18666
dc.subject Berlin en
dc.subject Communities of practice en
dc.subject Creative industries en
dc.subject Place making en
dc.subject Professionalization en
dc.subject Self-governance en
dc.subject.other autonomy en
dc.subject.other cultural economy en
dc.subject.other innovation en
dc.subject.other service sector en
dc.subject.other Berlin en
dc.subject.other Central Europe en
dc.subject.other Eurasia en
dc.subject.other Europe en
dc.subject.other Germany en
dc.title Berlin's creative industries: Governing creativity? en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1080/13662710802373981 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13662710802373981 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2008 en
heal.abstract This paper aims at discussing the issue of governing creativity exemplifying the case of Berlin. Berlin has a fast growing creative industry that has become the object of the city's development policies and place marketing. The core question is: What are the spatial-organizational driving forces of creativity in Berlin - can they be steered by public administration? The point of departure of this paper is the four ""paradoxes of creativity"" formulated by DeFillippi, Grabher and Jones in 2007 that describe organizational dilemmas linked to epistemological problems of the study of creativity. For our analyses, we refer to and make use of the various existing databases and recent studies on Berlin's creative industries, in particular the attempts of the Berlin Senate to assess the economic contribution of creative industries. We will show the potential for self-organization - and thus self-governance-of creativity and creative industries in Berlin. This potential is linked to the activities of communities of practice that make use of Berlin's specific urban fabric. The ""paradoxes of creativity"" that have become obvious in the case of Berlin's creative industries concern, for instance, the tension between the autonomy of creative production, on the one hand, and the necessities of professionalization on the other. The local communities of practice - of which most of Berlin's creative industries are made-serve both as quality evaluation circles and drivers of creativity and innovation. en
heal.journalName Industry and Innovation en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13662710802373981 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000263297700006 en
dc.identifier.volume 15 en
dc.identifier.issue 5 en
dc.identifier.spage 531 en
dc.identifier.epage 548 en

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