14 maj 2024

Tid: 10.15-11.30
Plats: Online – Zoom
På svenska

Responsibilities of embedded cultural infrastructuring

Marthe Nehl, doktorand vid Institutionen för tjänstevetenskap, Lunds universitet

På detta seminarium kommer Marthe att presentera sitt pågående avhandlingsarbete om cultural infrastructuring. Särskilt fokus kommer att läggas på ett kapitlet Creative Work and Working Space i antologin Creative Work.

In my dissertation on cultural infrastructuring, I’m exploring the interrelations between concepts of cultural work, precarity and their spatial organisation. Touching upon urban development discourses and urban cultural policy, I have followed two organisations, REHAB Kultur in Malmö, and the European network of independent cultural centres (Trans Europe Halles) based in Lund. Both cases offer, in different ways, insights into the conflictual relationships of cultural actors in their local spatial settings, that I argue are too often excluded, or simply not sufficiently addressed in urban cultural policy. In this presentation, I will also argue that spatially embedded cultural organising comes with a number of responsibilities of and towards local actors. In this case, who is responsible(ised) for what? On the basis of the book chapter on the collaboration between MKB and artists and cultural workers (REHAB Kultur) I appreciate your critical perspectives, comments and questions regarding the residents’ perspective, that this chapter does expansively not take into account.

Seminarieledare: Martin Grander, biträdande universitetslektor, institutionen för urbana studier, Malmö universitet.