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Southern Art Hubs Grab Attention for Creative Economy

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Regeneration – of poor neighbourhoods, districts, even whole countries after a conflict – is both a challenge and a key to transforming lives. One approach that has a track record is turning to artists and creative people to re-imagine a neighbourhood or country’s culture, and restore pride […]

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New African Film Proving Power of Creative Economy

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY A new movie is generating excitement around life in the war-torn, chaotic and impoverished Democratic Republic of the Congo(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo – the central African nation – and proving how versatile and resilient a creative economy can be in a crisis. Viva Riva! (http://www.vivarivamovie.com) is set in the capital, Kinshasa, and […]

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Session 4: Political Economy Dimensions of Crisis

A Report from the UN Conference on the Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries (12-13 November 2009) Organised by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland. Held at the Palais des Nations. Session 4: Political Economy Dimensions of Crisis A message of hope came from Bjorn […]

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Pulque: Aztec Drink Ferments New Economy

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Reviving traditional foods and drinks can be an income-boosting source of new economic activity. Many cultures can benefit from looking again at their rich traditions to find new ways to increase enterprise. This can be difficult at first. Big global brands have many initial advantages: they are […]