Vol. 67 No. 1 (2022): Reinstalling culture as common good and public service
Since time can no longer be turned back and the separation of culture from the creative industries in public policy making does not seem a viable long-term solution, how can we re-initialize the public service dimension of culture in a society undergoing such profound transformation? How can we rethink the public mission of culture in a context where the trend in European / Western countries is towards the reduction and privatization of the sector through various austerity measures? These questions lead us back towards others such as why do we fund culture and who does/should it serve?
The articles published in this issue can constitute a broad argument for the re-renewal of cultural policies in their own language and spirit, connected to social changes as effects of the current multiple crises, putting an emphasis on culture as a common good and public service.
Let us look at people without passing judgment Book Review: Independent Theater Hungary, Michael Collins, Franciska Farkas, Dijana Pavlović, Richard R. O'Neill, Mihaela Drăgan, Roma Heroes: Five European Monodramas, Publisher: Women for the Future Association/ Independent Theater Hungary, May 29, 2020