Towards post-growth creative economies: building sustainable cultural production in Argentina

Banks, M. and Serafini, P. (2020) Towards post-growth creative economies: building sustainable cultural production in Argentina. In: Kiriya, I., Kompatsiaris, P. and Mylonas, Y. (eds.) The Industrialization of Creativity and Its Limits: Values, Politics and Lifestyles of Contemporary Cultural Economies. Springer: Cham, pp. 17-29. ISBN 9783030531638 (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-53164-5_2)

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Abstract

The ecological crisis and the continued downturn in capitalist economies mean that there is now an urgent need for the creative and cultural industries to offer more genuinely alternative and sustainable models of organising and production. In this chapter, we highlight the existence and emergence of some incipient ‘ecological’, ‘alternative’ or ‘post-growth’ forms of cultural industries production that appear to offer different ways of thinking and doing the creative economy. First, we discuss the current state of cultural policy in relation to the ecological crisis, and argue for ‘post-growth’ as an avenue for rethinking and restructuring cultural economies. We then draw on empirical work undertaken by one of us (Serafini) in Argentina, to illustrate how in a post-crisis context, post-growth or post-extractivist and ecological imaginaries are already underpinning new forms of socially aggregating and sustainable cultural production. We conclude by arguing that the creative economy must be made more genuinely sustainable in all locations in order to help counter any further intensification of an already established set of economic and ecological problems and crises.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Professor Mark
Authors: Banks, M., and Serafini, P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9783030531638
Published Online:10 October 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG
First Published:First published in The Industrialization of Creativity and Its Limits: Values, Politics and Lifestyles of Contemporary Cultural Economies: 17-29
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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