Artful making: what managers need to know about how artists work

Artful Making offers the first proven, research-based framework for engineering ingenuity and innovation. This book is the result of a multi-year collaboration between Harvard Business School professor Robert Austin and leading theatre director and playwright Lee Devin. Together, they demonstrate striking structural similarities between theatre…

E-culture advisory

  “Digital media have not only made in-roads in the way visual artists, musicians, designers, film makers and other cultural practitioners work – they have created a new context”. Michiel Schwarz’s insightful Dutch policy paper on “e-culture”, that has just been published in English, says…

Creative Capital conference

Culture and creativity are the latest “buzzwords” in the debate on innovation strategies for the knowledge economy. But what is the cultural dimension of the knowledge economy? And what does this imply for the public domain? These were the central questions of the Amsterdam Creative…

Museum mania in China

The Chinese government intends to build 1,000 new museums across the country by 2015. A scary piece by Elizabeth Casale in The Platform, an e-zine on cultural policy, says that China’s “place-based cultural strategy” is leading to a glut of buildings meant to symbolise cultural…

The Persuaders [PBS]

Now and then you find something truly interesting on the field of marketing and communications, like this in-depth web site on the future of the field developed by America’s top investigative journalism public TV programme Frontline. Go to website

2015, a special feature [BBC]

2015 – Where will we be? is the title of a special feature on development issues around the world by the BBC World Trust. Go to the BBC’s 2015 website

New WWF freshwater site

Over the last few months I have been working at an overhaul of the WWF Freshwater site. It was more of a content and editing job than a technical challenge and I am very pleased with the result. Go to WWF freshwater site

New WWF climate change site

Over the last few months I have been working at an overhaul of the WWF Climate Change site. It was more of a content and editing job than a technical challenge and I am very pleased with the result. Go to WWF climate change site