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Cases for Culture Conference

Cases for Culture will feature collaborations among distinguished artists, humanists, policy makers, and entrepreneurs who promote the social contributions of creativity. The purpose is to multiply these contributions by generating HBS type cases that can inform new policy decisions.

December 2, 3, 2022

Show Me the Numbers

Thinking like artists, people address problems as challenges that stimulate cognitive and emotional energies. Problems are no longer obstacles, when artmaking demands judgment and decisions about how to use available time and materials. The link to health and psychological wellbeing should be obvious.


Fundamental Politics—Geo-poetics, 17th Istanbul Biennial

“When economic and political troubles weigh heavily, seeing that similar problems have occurred in history or that they are shared in another geography creates the possibility that things can change,” said director Bige Örer about the 17th Istanbul Biennial curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar, and David Teh.


Cultural Agents Inc.

Cultural Agents is a platform for academics, artists, community leaders, and active citizens in general. It is an invitation to revive a long humanistic tradition that combines arts and research in the service of civic development.

A case for culture
Show & Tell
Give & Take
Cases for Culture Conference | Renaissance Now

December 2-3, 2022 // DRCLAS

Art as Opportunity and Obligation | Doris Sommer

Trolley Time at the U.S.-Mexico Border |

Nail Transphobia | Charlie Craggs

"Our project is more actual and necessary than ever before. We have received so many impulses that we could use as a city administration to create opportunities instead of limits for artists and to use their impulses for us as an administration to become better."
September 22, 2021 | Dr. Schmitt, Liane, Director of the Organization and Personnel Department, City of Mannheim

"If I had understood what art is and what it does to promote social capital, I would have made different decisions when I was Minister of Development in Paraguay. Policymakers generally have a blindspot when it comes to art as a resource for development."
June, 2021 | Jose Molinas, Director of Instituto Desarrollo, Asunción, Paraguay

"Science and Sociability will be our new course, for Europe's CIVIS consortium, to make good on this opportunity and obligation to engage the arts".
September 19, 2021 | Raquel Galindo, Autonomous University of Madrid, IAP

"Collaboration across arts and sciences is essential for climate justice and equity of resources."
October 22, 2021 | Mayor David Balaba of Iganga, Uganda.

"Art is not an extra…It is a vehicle for change. Looking forward to exploring pathways of collaboration at the community college and public education levels in New Jersey".
October 22, 2021 | Ed Johnson, Executive Director, Governmental Affairs and Community Relations, Brookdale Community College