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.
This article featured by The Malta Independent on Sunday looks at the visual arts exhibition by Franco-Maltese artist Katel Delia held at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta in 2021.
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.