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Projects for Social Change in Art and Culture, 1st Edition

By Luisa Santos


132 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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In Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art André Breton and Diego Rivera, under the effects of German fascism and Russian Stalinism in society, argued that art can only impact society and be revolutionary if it becomes independent of any social constructs.

Almost six decades later, in the rise of what became known as "relational aesthetics", the field of multidisciplinarity is expanding and many artistic projects for social change claim to be multidisciplinarity. However, such projects show that we are still far from a broad discourse of multidisciplinarity. Multidisciplinarity takes a step towards a down-to-earth discussion of the relation between disciplinary discourses and grand narratives in three different projects, focusing mainly on its artistic, cultural and management aspects. Indeed, drawing from the eclectic construction of these three multidisciplinary projects, this volume serves to bridge the gap between the theoretical debates of disciplinary discourses and the harshness of everyday life in communities where projects for social change are being implemented.

Presenting a panoptical view that places academic research side by side with daily life, Multidisciplinarity unveils the bigger picture of both projects and interdisciplinary discourses. This insightful volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Project Management, Multidisciplinarity, Culture Studies and Organisational Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface (by Dr. Louis Klein); Introducing Projects for Social Change in Art and Culture; Chapter 1. Historiography: The Proliferation of Art and Cultural Projects for Social Change; Chapter 2. Disciplines and their Perspectives: Art, Cultural Studies and Project Management on Social Change; Chapter 3. Three Multidisciplinarity projects combining Art, Cultural Studies and Project Management for social change; Chapter 4. Integrating three important disciplines in Art and Cultural projects for social change; Concluding remarks: overcoming preconceived ideas in projects for social change; References; Acknowledgements

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About the Author

Luísa Santos is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences of Universidade Católica, Lisbon, Portugal.

About the Series

Complexity and Interdisciplinarity in Project Management

Modern project management needs more than tools for creating order and control. The traditional approach to project management works in stable and predictable environments. Yet, reality tells us that managing projects mostly means managing continual change of project constraints, social dynamics, uncertainty and increasing complexity. New fields need to be sourced to understand project management from a broader range of perspectives.

The purpose of this Series is to explore new, interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives on complexity in project management, with a particular focus on projects, programmes and portfolio, the vehicles that are fundamental for everything from the delivery of new products or services, to the development of new business processes and the transformation of the organization itself.

The titles in this Series narrate emerging approaches to project management research and practice from a variety of fields around arts, discourse theory and cultural studies. The aim is to extend our understanding, transfer and adoption of new research methodologies to encourage an interdisciplinary thinking and doing of project management in times of increasing complexity.

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