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 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.
This piece was written together with Emmanuele Curti and Anda Georgiana Marinescu for ENCATC in order to address challenges faced by cultural heritage managers in post-COVID-19 scenarios (starts on page 25). Image by ENCATC.
This international exchange explores ways of transiting from crisis on a local and global plain. It follows up the first part of the conversation found here.
I was happy to be part of this global exchange on cultural diversity with long-standing friends and colleagues from the U40 network.
These views carried by the Biennale of Young Artists of Europe & the Mediterranean reflect some of the main considerations on cultural and educational challenges experienced by the annual literature festival in Malta organised by Inizjamed.
This brief article reviews some of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 emergency to the cultural sector in Europe and the Mediterranean and proposes some ways forward.
This peer-reviewed paper on the contribution of the Phoenicians’ Route to intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean with a focus on Malta in relation to tourism was co-written with Dr Marie Avellino and featured on Almatourism. Photo by Virginia Monteforte.