Following a successful run of three series challenging the scope of cultural policy through local and international exchanges, Dr Karsten Xuereb from the Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education within the Faculty of Education of the University of Malta, will be focusing on cultural heritage management during the summer thanks to an enlightening dialogue with Dr… Continue reading Summer 2021 radio series on cultural heritage
TAD 2008 Liber Memorialis presentation. The University of Luxembourg marked the 5th anniversary edition of the Transatlantic Dialogue, Re-imagining the Tower of Babel – Languages, Cultures, Cultural Diplomacy & World Peace, through the publication of this book documenting past achievements and composed of essays, reflections and testimonials on the content of previous conferences.The publication is… Continue reading Transatlantic Dialogue, Re-imagining the Tower of Babel – Languages, Cultures, Cultural Diplomacy & World Peace
Thanks to The Times of Malta for featuring this brief reflection on the next European Capital of Culture in Gozo in 2031. The text is also below. Readers may recall the passage from Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago, or the scene from David Lean’s film adaptation, where a dying man is diagnosed with another illness not acknowledged… Continue reading The Expensive Cementification of Culture (ECOC)
The author asks local questions about the interdependencies of culture and the arts to the social fabric of a societies health care, social welfare, housing, the environment and education. Taking the longer view of the political and social fall-out of Covid, how can the intricacies of cultural eco-systems be supported outside of the basic economics… Continue reading Pandemic challenges to the cultural sector with a focus on Europe, the Mediterranean and Malta
During 2020/2021 a new online radio programme was launched by Campus FM, the University of Malta radio station, featuring Dr Karsten Xuereb interview a variety of cultural practitioners from all walks of life. This is a brief feature. Programmes can be listened to here.
How is postcolonial behaviour perpetuated through cultural means? An assessment of cultural governance in Malta reinforced through a brief comparison with Tunisia illustrates how former European colonial practice influences current policy addressing culture in one European Union (EU) and one non-EU Mediterranean territory. This paper argues that the deference the EU has shown towards the… Continue reading European postcolonialism and cultural policy in the Mediterranean: an assessment of Malta and a comparison with Tunisia
Just published (Open Access): Conducting Participatory Arts Projects: A Practical Toolkit (University of Lapland). Co-edited by Prof Raphael Vella and Margerita Pule, with contributions by Paul Wilson, Melanie Sarantou, Milosh Raykov, Margerita Pule, Raphael Vella, Tang Tang, Isabelle Gatt, Karsten Xuereb and Aidan Celeste. This toolkit is intended to help artists and arts researchers to… Continue reading Conducting Participatory Arts Projects: A Practical Toolkit
This peer-reviewed paper reflects on some aspects of the legacy of the European Capital of Culture held in Malta in 2018. It is published in the Journal of Tourism & Cultural Change. It was written together with Dr John Ebejer and Dr Marie Avellino of the University of Malta.
This guest blogpost for Arts Council Malta addresses the importance of research in arts projects in challenging times like the current pandemic. Photo by Kixott.
This link takes you to a manual of best practices and a collection of studies on tourism, economics and marketing in Malta, Portugal and Spain developed during the Erasmus+ multiannual project 3Economy+ with the University of Malta, the University of Granada and the Polytechnic Institute in Portalegre.