In their January feature in ArtsProfessional, Lee Corner and Stephen Munn of Absolutely Cultured appealed for the legacy of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 to be a ‘collective act’. Based on our PhD research about Hull 2017, we believe there are two interconnected challenges to this ambition: firstly, the hyperbolic language of overpromising cultural managers and policy makers and, secondly, a weakened critical public sphere. We bring this to the cultural sector’s attention to provoke freer and... more
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Sharon Heal challenges a museum chair’s view that ethics are a matter of ‘emotion’.
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Nigel Prince reflects on the power and responsibility arts organisations have to champion social change in a time of upheaval worldwide.
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