WP3 – MEASURING AND IMAGINING
Work Package Leader: University of Bologna
Principal Investigator: Luca Zan
WP3 addresses the central challenge of understanding the tensions relating to how different actors in the cultural field (i.e. citizens, professionals, public administrators) construct, measure, compare and rank the values they attribute to culture.
Specific objectives of WP3
- To analyse the grammars of valuation and evaluation in cultural practices
- To analyse the practices of evaluation in cultural production and heritage management
- To understand how do public administration evaluation methodologies influence cultural production and heritage management
- To investigate the representations of cultural value in cultural information systems
- Constructing a view of the societal value of culture
The focus is placed on three fundamental drivers of the cultural matrix:
- the citizens involved in cultural participation activities
- the cultural professionals collaborating in cultural production and preservation
- the experts and policy-makers representing, intervening and regulating culture
With the collaboration and participation of these different cultural actors, it carries out observation protocols, consultations and discussion processes.
In each case, the primary objective to be achieved is the identification of assessment and evaluation systems, more or less formalized and instrumentalized, present in the different areas.
The final goal of this phase of the research is to reach a more comprehensive, plural and integrated vision of the societal value of culture than the currently dominant.
The partner responsible for this deliverable is the University of Bologna.
This deliverable presents and compares the WP3 topics of investigations: grammars of valuation and evaluation in cultural practices of consumption, practices of evaluation in cultural production and heritage management, the influence of public administration evaluation methodologies on cultural production and heritage management, the representations of cultural value in cultural information systems. For each topic, an introduction is provided first, outlining the focus and briefly introducing the case studies pairs. The Deliverable includes also insights on comparisons within and across topics.