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The meanings of co-creation of culture
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0842-6941
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8123-5730
2015 (English)In: Culture and Growth: Magical Companions or Mutually Exclusive Counterparts? Proceedings / [ed] Britta Lundgren and Ovidiu Matiu, Sibiu: Lucian Blaga University​ Press , 2015, 10-28 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Umeå as European Capital of Culture 2014 had co-creation as a guiding value and as a strategy for the year. While co-creation has become a widely used concept, it can be interpreted in different ways as it is translated in new contexts. The purpose of this paper is to increase the understanding of how co-creation is perceived in the context of developing a European Capital of Culture program. We explore the concept as interpreted in official documents, by politicians and members of the team as well as by different cultural actors with projects in the program. The findings show that the idea of co-creation is adopted but is translated over time (from application, to way of organizing, to project content, to legacy of the year) and enacted in the different contexts and practices (program development, activities in the team, applications for funding, and for small and large actors).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sibiu: Lucian Blaga University​ Press , 2015. 10-28 p.
Series
, UNeECC Forum, ISSN 2068-2123 ; 7
Keyword [en]
European Capital of Culture, Co-creation, Cultural projects
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112550OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-112550DiVA: diva2:881202
Conference
Eighth Interdisciplinary Conference of the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture, Umeå, October 23-24, 2014
Projects
Strategi, design och organisering i städers utvecklingsprocesser
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P12-0973:1
Available from: 2015-12-10 Created: 2015-12-10 Last updated: 2016-06-03Bibliographically approved

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