You may enjoy this light yet insightful read featuring an interview by National Geographic with various cultural operators in Malta including myself. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/europe/malta/best-trips-2017-malta/
European capital investment
Projects aiming at culture-led regeneration hold a great deal of promise while being very challenging. This article gives a comparative overview. http://interartive.org/2017/06/valletta-2018-karsten-xuereb/
Is urban regeneration a double-edged sword? This brief article featured in The Times of Malta shines a light on the European capital of culture project in Malta. https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150930/life-features/Make-space-for-urban-regeneration.586432
Arab world/s, Arab culture/s?
Just as there is no single European culture, there is no one Arab culture which unifies in a distinct manner…or is there? This brief reflection from an article featured in THINK magazine, published by the University of Malta, poses some questions on the matter. Europe culture and the southern Mediterranean http://www.um.edu.mt/think/
After Said, cultural imperialism?
The cultural relationship between both shores of the Mediterranean can be complex, enriching and even frustrating. This long piece of research, capturing my doctoral studies at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, raises a number of issues for discussion. http://www.tdx.cat/handle/10803/97209 The_Impact_of_European_Influence_on_Cult
Quo vadis? Europe and migration
Europe and the Mediterranean may be seen as two sides of the same coin, and culture is currency. This piece provides a reflection on European Union policies struggling to address culture and migration in ways that may help develop new continental identities. European_Cultural_Policy_and_Migration_W
Why cultural policy?
I’m lactose intolerant, I like coffee, I prefer wearing cotton garments to synthetic materials and while I enjoy reading printed material to touch, hold and take handwritten notes on, I try to print as little as possible and use digital means for their convenience and contained environmental impact. If culture is a slice of life,… Continue reading Why cultural policy?