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Agglomeration and collaboration networks for the Cultural Economy - a comparison between creative work in Europe and South America

Grant number: 19/13586-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2019
Effective date (End): March 20, 2020
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Vicente
Grantee:Karina Poli Lima da Cunha
Supervisor: Morag Elizabeth Shiach
Host Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Queen Mary University of London, England  
Associated to the scholarship:16/20431-4 - Clusters and cooperation networks for the economy of culture - a comparison of the creative work in Brazil and the United Kingdom, BP.PD


The postdoc research "The agglomeration and collaboration in the Cultural Economy - comparisons between the Creative Hubs in Brazil and the UK," (2016/20431-4 has been re-newed by FAPESP on April 2019 for one additional year during which has been proposed an enlargement of the initial research scope to South American and European contexts. The ini-tial hypothesis was that the Cultural and Creative Production Field is constituted of two sub-fields: a) cultural production subfield. b) innovation production subfield. In the last two years, we have done 10 case studies with Creative Hubs located in São Paulo, London, and Birmingham. The framework of Pierre Bourdieu (concepts of field, habitus, and capital) was used as the category of analysis through which was possible to recognise some differences between the subfields in Brazil and the UK cultural and public policies. Bourdieu's frame-work, in this sense, was useful to recognise the profiles of the agents who work in the Hubs, the relationship between them, and the way in which they access the economic capital, their ideology, interests, capital exchanges, and their position in the Cultural and Creative Produc-tion Field. The purpose of the new scope is to apply the same category of analysis to develop a comparative study between Creative Hubs in South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Colom-bia) and Europe (the UK, France, and Portugal) and observe the Hubs on their regional, na-tional and local contexts. Also develop a comparative analysis between Hubs of the same terri-tories located in Hackney Wick (London, UK) and Perus (São Paulo, Brazil) to observe the Hubs on a local context. During this internship, we will be able to collect data from the local analysis of Hackney Wick, and to collect data from analysis of European Creative Hubs, which will be essential to compare compere the Hubs in two different continents, as well as, devel-opment the comparative territorial analyses proposed. We also aim to verify the convergence or separation between the cultural and the innovation production subfields circumscribed by the UK and Brazil public policies, and finish the research with a deep analyses between both countries.

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