Cases for Culture will launch a new and collaborative genre of socially responsible research. The journal will recognize the impact of arts interventions and feature already published cases that have not been indexed as arts interventions and are therefore difficult to identify in conventional archives.
Cases for Culture journal adopts the Harvard Business School format of Case Study to feature a Sustainable Development Goals intervention through arts and culture. That is, CfC will stimulate behavioral change to achieve sustainable goals and measure the outcome of interventions. This marriage of arts -- that open up opportunities beyond existing practices and paradigms -- with the administrative rigor of business education is an innovation that will refresh both fields and potentially contribute significantly to human development.
HBS has already included some arts projects among their published Cases, but does not explore the field of arts as a general opportunity for advances in economics, public health, education, violence prevention, etc.
A key aspect is the journal’s thematic and methodological focus. A research area such as Cases for Culture needs a strong interdisciplinary profile, featuring a large spectrum of themes and approaches from multiple disciplines, including areas such as humanities, social and cultural psychology, cultural and social geography, cultural sociology, cultural anthropology, cultural economics, urban planning and even engineering and computational social science. The journal will attract high quality empirical papers that use rigorous quantitative and/or qualitative techniques.