The Creative and Cultural Industries towards Sustainability and Recovery

Edited by
July 2023
190 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-8132-3 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-8133-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue The Creative and Cultural Industries towards Sustainability and Recovery that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

During the last several decades, the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) have increasingly been recognized for their role in local, regional, national and supranational economies; as drivers of economic growth, development and regeneration; and for their social and cultural impact on well-being, place-making, inclusion, sustainability, diversity and culture. On the other hand, the COVID-19 crisis has exposed the fragility and precarity of an industry dominated by micro-businesses and freelance and informal work practices, as well as having few tangible assets, calling into question the sustainability of economic models based on a high level of precarity in labor practices. This has led to some efforts (by governments and public bodies) to protect the industry from the pandemic’s impact. At the same time, lockdowns have also highlighted the importance of creative activity in maintaining individual well-being and community resilience as well as the innovative potential of the industry.In this context, this Special Issue addresses the broader research field of CCIs and its various subsectors, from media, arts, design, and more, as well as its role in developing pathways towards sustainability, resilience and recovery. This Special issue presents original research and the latest advances in both theoretical and practical approaches.

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cultural creative industries (CCIs); copyright; creative economy; China; makerspaces; heterotopia; culture of innovation; maker culture; green innovation; Welsh audiovisual industry; green innovation frameworks; creative industries; cultural industries; philharmonic orchestra; regional economic impact; urban economy; economic geography; Germany; Triple Bottom Line; Quintuple Bottom Line; five Ps; creative industries; circular economy; doughnut economics; craft; design; sustainability; Anthropocene; cultural governance; creative economy; cultural policy; regional development; cultural impact assessment; cultural mapping methodologies; co-design process; UNESCO creative city designation; cultural and creative industries in Portugal; layering perspectives; creative production of space; qualitative content analysis; sustainable communities; SDGs; community; print newspapers; entrepreneurship; EDI; discrimination; firm attributes; underrepresentation of minorities; creative industries; intercultural dialogue; creative hubs; intercultural communication; creative industries; n/a