1st Edition

The Metamorphosis of Cultural and Creative Organizations Exploring Change from a Spatial Perspective

Edited By Federica De Molli, Marilena Vecco Copyright 2022
    236 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    236 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Organizations in the creative and cultural sector are experiencing transformational change. This book offers a new way of exploring the transformational processes that these organizations are going through, by focusing on their organizational space.

    By bringing together theoretical and empirical contributions from international scholars belonging to different fields of research, such as management, entrepreneurship, sociology, philosophy and anthropology, this volume seeks to provide readers with a multifaceted, comprehensive understanding of the changes that creative and cultural organizations are facing. By exploring them from an original perspective – the spatial one – this volume provides the foundations for developing a coherent research debate on the spatial dimension of creative and cultural organizations, leading to a new research agenda.

    This book contributes to our understanding of the ‘space’ of the creative and cultural industries and will be a useful reading for scholars involved in arts and cultural management in particular, as well as the social and human sciences more broadly. This book will inspire and inform researchers and managers who look with curiosity at the changes taking place in the creative and cultural sectors.

    Preface Antonio Strati

    1. Cultural and creative organizations’ space: An introduction

    Federica De Molli and Marilena Vecco

    Part I - Aesthetic

    2. Atmosphere in cultural organisations: A circumplex model of affective atmospheres

    Christian Julmi

    3. Atmospheres as dynamic configurations: The case of a museum and a techno club

    Brigitte Biehl (Biehl-Missal) and Dirk vom Lehn

    4. Creative spaces in higher education

    Tatiana Chemi

    5. ‘Being t/here apart-together’: Co-creative work(ing) in bodily-digital ‘inter-places’

    Wendelin Küpers and Stephan Sonnenburg

    Part II – Symbolic

    6. Organizational spatial transformation: The case of the un-festival

    Grant Hall and Ruth Rentschler

    7. The spatial production of festivals: Ritualization, liminality and performativity

    Leonore van den Ende

    8. Artistic space: Painting and the making of space

    Eleonora Montagner and Alvise Favotto

    9. Museum spaces and changes

    Graham Black

    Part III - Instrumental

    10. Space technologies and cultural organizations

    Daniel Ericsson

    11. The regional context in entrepreneurial finance of cultural business: Urban versus rural space for creative and cultural entrepreneurship

    Elmar D. Konrad and Max Höllen

    12. Community-driven cultural spaces and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Matina Magkou, Laura Huret and Vincent Lambert

    13. The expansion of virtual spaces of superstar and star museums during the COVID-19 lockdown

    Anne Gombault and Oihab Allal-Cherif

    14. Future perspectives for research on creative and cultural sectors using a spatial approach

    Federica De Molli


    Federica De Molli is Assistant Professor of Organization Theory at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Milan, Italy.

    Marilena Vecco is Full Professor of Entrepreneurship, Burgundy Business School (BSB), Dijon, France, and Professor associated to the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management, HEC Montréal, Canada.

    "The multiplicity of methods, case studies and disciplines makes [this] book’s argument well-rounded and represents one open invite to diverse fields to provide their take on such a complex and worth-acknowledging notion that is space." Manfredi de BernardThe Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society