Creative Economies

New Appointments at ZHdK’s Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE)

Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) is strengthening its expertise in the creative economies. It has appointed Frédéric Martel and Eva Pauline Bossow to two key positions at the Zurich Centre for Creative Economies (ZCCE), established in 2019.

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Findings of the 2019 International Conference of the Creative Economies

The difference between creative professionals, business and public administration and their logics may prove to be an obstacle, but can be overcome. Find out more about the results of the conference in Berlin.

Non-Paper III available

Find the latest non-paper about narrative strategies for the creative economies available online now. It was jointly realised with the KKKW (Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes) and includes essays from Roman Page, Jörg Scheller and Martin Zimper.

Findings of the panel «Mapping Creativity» in Hong Kong

View some of the results of the discussion between twenty experts on the creative economies from Asia, Europe and the US over various questions about culture, the arts and the economy, which took place during Art Basel Hong Kong in March 2019.

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Lake Constance Region’s Creative Economy

Available now (in German).

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Panel on “Mapping Creativity” in Hong Kong

On March 25th and 26th a panel on narrative strategies for the advancement of the creative ecologies in Hong Kong and at a global scale will take place at the Academy of Visual Arts during Art Basel Hong Kong 2019.

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Lake Constance Region’s Creative Economy

The report demonstrates the regional significance of the creative economies in the Lake Constance region for the first time. Available (PDF) soon.
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Creative Economy Report 2018

A German version of the Creative Economy Report 2018 is now available for download (PDF).

3rd Creative Economies Report Switzerland 2018

The 3rd Creative Economies Report Switzerland – Entrepreneurial Strategies for a “Positive Economy” – was published on 19 June 2018.

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Strategy workshop on “The Future of Judgment”

On November 30th and Dezember 1st, 2017, a strategy workshop on “Critical Thinking: The Future of Judgment” will take place at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
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Strategy workshop on “Sensory Hacking”

On November 11, 2016 a symposium on art and strategy relating to the future of higher art education will take place at Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK.
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E-publication by Christoph Weckerle and Simon Grand

This new online documentation has been developed along a series of workshops in Venice, Hong Kong, Zurich and London with the idea of reframing the Cultural and Creative Industries to develop “creative economies”.
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Press review Creative Economy Report 2016

Downloads of press articles and reports with reference to the Creative Economy Report 2016
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New book by Simon Grand

The publication deals with the dynamic interplay of routines, strategies and management allowing companies to successfully move forward within their industries.
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Creative Economy Report 2016

The report provides new approaches to the Creative Economy in Switzerland along defined submarkets of the Creative Industries. Furthermore it focuses on national and global key issues such as value creation, modes of cooperation, processes of creation, practices and processes of the involved actors.
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Leonardo Express

On the ZHdK Breakfast platform, in its “Leonardo Express“ series, researcher Frédéric Martel discusses curation in the digital age.

London Panel 2016

Central Saint Martin, University of the Arts London and ZHdK will discuss the particularities of the Cultural and Creative Industries in or between London an Zurich.
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Frédéric Martel at Leonardo Express 2015

“Leonardo Express” intends to bring emerging topics to a group of smart creative people, sharing ideas, tools, projects, creating ideas of new tools, apps or start-ups for entrepreneurs or just networking.

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