||Aim: position paper
This panel centres around discussion of the
current overall fundamental social change in present-day living and working
structures with regard to changed work structures in the fields of culture
and art, in order to make the potential of ”Cultural Competence” in its
equivocal dimension a topic of discussion. If, in fact, everyone is looking
for new jobs the art and culture sector is particularly well suited for
introducing and discussing so-called ”atypical” conditions of employment.
Through the question of ”New Technologies, Work and Culture” we want to
focus more clearly on this burning socio-political issue.
The end of monosequential (employment) careers
means reorganisation of education, training and culture (new broader cultural
term is needed).
Cultural competence of complex lifestyles
New work culture, new culture - new skills
- new education concept
working paper DG V”Culture, the cultural industries
and employment” (May 1998)
The working paper presented in May by the
European Commission DG V on ”Culture, Culture Industry and Employment”
be read as a structural expression of the culture sectorís new relevance.
Increasing awareness of culture and cultural
processes as value-added socio-political fields in the European context,
the repositioning of îcreativityî in European employment concepts
and much more are matters which ought to be given more concrete consideration.
It is further assumed that the traditional
educational institutions (schools, art academies, universities) have
in importance as knowledge brokers for development of media skills,
and new qualifications and skills in connection with the new technologies.
Which new forms of skills have developed,
how are they acquired and communicated?
How does the positioning of artists, scientists,
of so-called ”creatives” change as a result? Given the complex effect of
the information highway there in fact seems to be an urgent need to confront
the meteoric technological developments (”îdigital revolution”) with
a cultural policy interrogation.
New communication, social and cultural skills
Has a ”new feudalism” of the economy occurred
parallel to weakening of the State and the ”public sphere”?
What is nowadays holding together the many
unsynchronised experiences of everyday and professional life?
What new educational concept is needed
if culture is regarded as a synthesis of lifestyle, skills and creativity?