Major Lecture: The Creative Economy and Everyday Discourse.

The Network for Oratory and Politics was pleased to host a major lecture given by Professor Philip Schlesinger, Professor of Cultural Policy (Theatre, Film and Television Studies) at the University of Glasgow, on Wednesday 3rd February, 2016 at 5pm.

This talk dealt with how the creative economy became part of everyday discourse.

The discourse of the creative economy is everywhere. First developed by the British New Labour government in the late 1990s, it has influenced a global way of thinking about the relations between culture and the economy.

This lecture addressed its rise and diffusion and the role of political entrepreneurship in the continuous reworking and dissemination of an orthodox mode of thought, illustrated by examples from the UK, EU and UN. It asked what are the appeals of the creative economy? Why have counter-arguments been so ineffective? What are the consequences for how we understand cultural work?

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