We are beyond excited to announce that Angela McRobbie (whose book Be Creative: Making a Living in the New Culture Industries we will be discussing in class next week) has kindly agreed to give a guest talk on creative economy.
As a follow-up to our discussion last Thursday, here’s a recent interview with Kathi Weeks, which provides a good overview of the main points she makes in the chapter we read. Have a look.
Judging by your blog entries, you’re quite familiar with Berlin’s public transport by now. But did you know you can explore the city on a QueerCityPass? (I just found out about this option last night.) An obligatory stop on the route supported by this ticket should be the wonderful Schwules Museum where you can notRead more about Queer City Pass[…]
As some of you may plan to go to documenta and/or the Venice Biennale this summer, I thought you may be interested in taking a quick look behind the scenes. Artnet has just reported that the curators of these big events have included their lovers in their shows. We talked in class about the different kinds ofRead more about A Love Supreme? (a final note for the summer)[…]
I just came across this fun review of Startup – a debut novel by Doree Shafrir on what happens in the workplace and what people do about it. It sounds very entertaining. Maybe a good summer read?
As a follow up to our discussions on the aesthetic of coworking spaces have a look at this article on “harmonisation of tastes” across the world.
Before our visit to betahaus next Monday, have a look at this article about the gender gap and gender dynamics in start-up communities (or: how to pitch an idea for a period-tracking app to a room full of horrified male investors).
On 24 April 2017, 6 pm, we are going to visit betahaus, one of the leading coworking spaces in Berlin. We will be given an exclusive tour of the place and a presentation about the type of work that gets done there, what coworking is about, the startup scene in Berlin, new office design, and other topicsRead more about SAVE THE DATE: off-campus trip to betahaus[…]
After reading Florida and McRobbie for Wednesday, make sure to take a look at these two online sources: Florida’s website (I promise it’s quite amazing) and this ‘arts employment charity‘.
Tonight Emma Jackson (Goldsmiths, University of London) will give a guest talk titled Bowling together? Leisure, belonging and ‘prosaic publics‘. See you all in P24SR8 at 7 pm!