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Aarhus 2017 – a practical example of instrumental use of culture

The Danish city of Aarhus has been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture 2017. Looking through the application which the city submitted to the EU commission there are several good examples of how culture is seen as instrumental … Continue reading

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Culture as a tool in cities

In these times of austerity a prevalent theme is the utilisation of culture – in other words culture must be seen to do something and preferably more than just one thing. The prevailing discourse is that the days of ‘art … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities pursuing the European Capital of Culture title.

Earlier this week, two Danish cities submitted their applications to become European Capital of Culture in 2017. The decision on the winner will take place in August this year but what are in the bids? The central theme of the … Continue reading

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