Friday, 30 January 2009

Building Cultural Value - podcast of John Holden in conversation with Robert Hewison

I have been a fan of the work of John Holden and his colleagues at the UK based think tank Demos for some time. I am especially drawn to the thinking around cultural value in his semnal report.

While researching this area for another project, I came across this podcast from the Internet Archive. It features John Holden, who leads Demos work on cultural policy and Robert Hewison who is a commentator and Demos associate.

In this cast John and Robert discuss their work on Cultural Value - a concept they champion as a way to solve the "crisis of legitimacy" faced by cultural institutions in the UK caused by the dysfunctional relationship between politicians, cultural professionals and the public.

Then I spotted the embed - be still my beating heart - don't you love an embed code - here we go - just in time for the weekend.