Cultural Heritage, Social Innovation and New Citizenship - University of Naples Federico IIEMMA
What you'll learn on the course
Stories of social innovation in the cultural sector like these are on the increase, but because they are lots of small stories, they don't get heard very easily. We are not in the presence of innovative start-ups, there are no venture capitalists interested, the profits to be made are not high. It is more like hundreds of tiny stars that try to provide light in a very difficult and critical area. We believe that there is a lot to learn from these stories.
For the moment there are relatively few cases, but it is certainly a phenomenon to follow and find out more about, but at the end of this first stage we can already focus on a series of issues that are clearly emerging:
- exploding stereotypes: the case studies offer a view of Southern Italy and the Mediterranean that goes beyond moaning and fatalism, beyond opportunism and beyond clashes and confrontation;
- the possibility of change: all the stories illustrate visible and concrete examples of regeneration, even in extremely adverse contexts;
- an experimental approach: towards new models of management.