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.
This chapter is part of the 10-year anniversary publication by the University of Malta titled Tourism and the Maltese Islands. Observations, reflections and proposals published in 2020 by Kite Group. For more information contact me on email@example.com.
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.