MA Arts and Cultural Leadership Lecture: Global Cultural Policy After Globalisation


Date & Time
Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Lecture Theatre,
Block F Level 2 #F201, LASALLE



Lecture / Talk

For Bruno Latour, the nativism and protectionism of the era of Trump has signalled the collapse of the old paradigm of Globalisation Plus – the commitment to multiplicity and openness in a cosmopolitan world. Rapacious growth and exploitation will continue, but no longer with even a lip-service commitment to global ideals. In the face of such tectonic shifts, where does that leave Global Cultural Policy, which touts a vision of culture as a driver of inclusive and benign economic growth and progress? As arts and culture ministries are cut or abolished across the globe and the language of blood, religion and soil makes a comeback, what do those charged with facilitating or managing culture do? Justin O’Connor, Professor of Cultural Economy, will address these questions and more in a deliberation on the state of cultural policy today.

Following the lecture, Professor O’Connor will engage in a dialogue with LASALLE College of the Arts Provost Dr Venka Purushothaman.

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About the speaker
Justin O’Connor is a Professor of Cultural Economy at the School of Creative Industries in the University of South Australia. He is also a member of the Global ‘Expert Facility’ programme for UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on Diversity of Cultural Expression. He has been a leading figure in cultural/creative industries policy development, from his work in Manchester, UK, in 1996 and since the early 2000s has been working increasingly on policy developments in East Asia. He has published over 100 books, papers, chapters and reports in the field of cultural and creative industries, arts and cultural policy, urban cultures and popular music. His latest book, Red Creative: Culture and Modernity in China comes out this September 2020.

This lecture is presented as:
After closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation in Singapore, LASALLE has taken the decision to cancel this event. This is a precautionary measure to safeguard public health and safety. We appreciate your understanding and apologise for any disappointment caused.