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Creative Economy and Development in the Global South

ifa Input: Resources of Hope?

“The creative economy not only fails to deliver its promise of development but has profound consequences for local cultures“, says Justin O’Connor, Professor of Cultural Economy at the University of South Australia. How can we unpick the dominant creative economy model of entrepreneurship, creative human capital and open market opportunity? What are the consequences for the Global South, where can we find potential for cultural economies?


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ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is Germany’s oldest intermediary organisation for international cultural relations, having celebrated its centenary in 2017. It promotes a peaceful and enriching coexistence between people and cultures worldwide. Its programmes pursue five core themes: Cultural Exchange, Dialogue of Civil Societies, Migration & Culture, Culture & Conflict, and Europe. ifa supports artistic and cultural exchange in exhibition, dialogue and conference programmes, and it acts as a centre of excellence for international cultural relations. It is part of a global network and relies on sustainable, long-term partnerships.

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