The Regional Cultural Strategies (RCS) outline the overarching cultural themes and priorities for the Maltese islands from 2022 onwards. These cultural strategies were developed with the Regional Councils, Local Councils, non-governmental cultural organisations, Public Cultural Organisations, creative practitioners and residents of the localities. I was happy to act as Lead Author of the Gozo Regional… Continue reading Malta & Gozo Regional Cultural Strategies 2022-2027
With Fr Nicholas Doublet, lecturer in Church history at the University of Malta and Dr Karsten Xuereb, researcher in cultural relations with a focus on the Mediterranean, we speak about Malta’s calling to be a “laboratory of organic development” (Pope Francis). Every time we disregard our roots and forget where we’re coming from, we are… Continue reading Exchange of views on cultural heritage, the Mediterranean & beyond
Dil-ġimgħa tibda s-sensiela Mediterran kurrenti. Kull ġimgħa f’nofs siegħa nlaqqagħkom ma’ ftit mill-istejjer ewlenin li jkunu ħerġin mill-Mediterran. Bejn ħames u sitt ġrajjiet kurrenti jiġu rrakkuntati u analizzati ħafif ħafif biex b’hekk titnisseġ mappa tar-reġjun, tal-artijiet, tal-ibħra u ta’ nieshom. Kull programm jinkludi mument mużikali marbut ma’ ġrajja kulturali. Fl-ewwel programm:L-elezzjonijiet il-Bożnja-Ħerżegovina https://lnkd.in/dKXfb-wSNicolai Gravino iniedi album… Continue reading Mediterran kurrenti: sensiela ġdida fuq Campus FM 103.7 DAB+
As part of my collaboration with dear friends and colleagues in preparation for the imaginary bid of Comino Farfara as European Capital of Culture 2031 I’m happy to have this blog post shared online https://www.farfara2031.eu/work/farfara-news. The website includes a great deal of news, research items and discussion points for you to follow. The image is… Continue reading Sustaining Survival on Imaginary Islands – Farfara 2031
Magħquda fid-Diversità – United in Diversity – In Vielfalt Geeint | Are we really living up to this European motto?What’s your experience? Do you feel closer to Europe or to the country of your birth? Are we doing enough to give diversity its space? Do we need to be more inclusive?Panelists:Justine Cutajar, Teacher of Students… Continue reading Diversity discussion podcast
This chapter looks at the challenges to the sustainable development of the creative economy in Europe and Malta in relation to COVID-19. The book is available https://www.kitegroup.com.mt/product/the-creative-economy-and-sustainable-tourism-development-editors-marie-avellino-george-cassar/ . Message me on firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of my chapter.
This article seeks to understand how social engagement and policy changein the cultural sector in Malta can cater for the needs of variousindividuals and communities, particularly minorities, based on the island.As it contextualises local cultural policy in the broad theoretical field ofintersectionality, the article articulates a general backdrop linkinggeographical and political dimensions to the cultural… Continue reading Intersectional Dialogues around Cultural Policy in Malta
This article adopts a cultural policy perspective to address diversity andsustainable development in the context of cultural enterprise in Malta,where projects and scholarly research supported by European fundedprogrammes in the promotion and protection of diversity in local andregional environments are at an early stage. This article first argues thatengaging in a critical assessment of the… Continue reading Social change through cultural enterprise in Malta: a critical assessment of a nascent field
This article looks at the recent development of cultural policy in Malta in the context of the membership of the University of Malta in the SEA-EU network. The introductory part of the narrative engages closely with preparations in joining the European Union in 2004 that included the setting up of various governance and funding institutions,… Continue reading Cultural policy at the European University of the Seas: University of Malta
I was happy to contribute to the digital, interactive & playful exhibition by Italian artist Alex Urso at Spazju Kreattiv addressing memories, archives & identities. The article on Exibart is here.