The Intelligent Economy

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Adjusting to a lack of cultural policy implementation can also constitute policy. Dr. Spence will share her research in the Caribbean. Kingston Creative is a Jamaica grassroots cultural district initiative which seeks to strengthen the creative ecosystem of Jamaica particularly that of one of its most culturally rich and marginalised sections, Downtown Kingston. Aimed at emerging creatives in a country and region, where cultural workers and creatives are often from the lower class and other marginalised groups, the experience of Kingston Creative is therefore an empirical case study of access and development opportunities afforded (or not) by the Intelligent Economy for ‘second mover’ countries and their inhabitants within the global cultural economy. The history of the technological evolution from analogue to digital and the response of Caribbean creatives
contradicts techno-optimistic discourses, demonstrating that, while access to the global cultural economy is generally eased, gatekeepers remain (Noble 2018, Haampland 2017, Elberse 2013). Caribbean creatives have traditionally had to innovate and employed hybridized systems to circumvent gatekeepers for economic benefit.
Period10 Nov 2022
Held atUniversity College Dublin, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionLocal