THE IMPACT OF ARTISTS ON CONTEMPORARY URBAN DEVELOPMENT

By Monika Murzyn-Kupisz and Jarosław Działek

Cities have always functioned as focal points of civilisational and economic development, innovation and creativity, enabling regions and countries to uphold or improve their competitive position. Existing theoretical concepts referring to or incorporating artists seem too general and insufficient as full explanations of spatial and entrepreneurial patterns of artists’ activities in the urban space and further research seems necessary. We present a comprehensive edition, including case studies across all Europe. Continue reading “THE IMPACT OF ARTISTS ON CONTEMPORARY URBAN DEVELOPMENT”

MULTIPLE ROADS TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL AS A DESIGNER

By Sofie Jacobs

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Independent designers work in a highly competitive and complex environment. Most studies research the growth of large design companies. However, the majority of independent designers is very small-sized or works as a freelancer. Small-sized independent designers have a higher chance to succeed when working full-time, developing a clear design line, owning a strong personal compass, and having a strong network.

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THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ARTIST: THE SAME, OR DIFFERENT, THAN OTHER NON-ARTIST ENTREPRENEURS?

By Joanna Woronkowicz and Douglas Noonan

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Why do workers earning wages or salaries decide to become self-employed, and are artists like other professionals in this regard?  Artists “go freelance” more than other professionals, especially during the Great Recession.  Freelancing artists resemble other professional “independent contractors,” but differ involving education, urban locations, and families.

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THE ROLE PLAYED BY CULTURAL HERITAGE IN INFLUENCING THE LOCATION CHOICES OF SKILLED INDIVIDUALS

By Pia Nilsson and Mikaela Backman

The development of regions is determined by the knowledge and skills of people living there. Thus, it is in the interest of local policy makers to find location-specific attractors. New research shows that cultural heritage is one of these attractions.

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