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.
Migration & memory in the Mediterranean
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.
Summer 2021 radio series on cultural heritage
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
Transatlantic Dialogue, Re-imagining the Tower of Babel – Languages, Cultures, Cultural Diplomacy & World Peace
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
The Expensive Cementification of Culture (ECOC)
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)
Pandemic challenges to the cultural sector with a focus on Europe, the Mediterranean and Malta
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
Engaging with cultural policy and diversity in society on online radio
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.
European postcolonialism and cultural policy in the Mediterranean: an assessment of Malta and a comparison with Tunisia
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
Conducting Participatory Arts Projects: A Practical Toolkit
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
European Capital of Culture legacy
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.