Creative Hubs: A Co-operative Space?

Publication by Marisol Sandoval & Jo Littler , , , ,

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Abstract in English:

How equitable and co-operative are creative hubs? Whilst their image is often one of creative conviviality, their political economies are often fairly diverse, including a range of forms of cultural industry from the corporate to the co-operative. Drawing on a range of historical archival material and contemporary interviews with worker’s co-operatives in the cultural sector, this chapter considers the benefits brought by worker’s co-ops to cultural hubs in London in both their contemporary and recent historical manifestations. Taking a critical and polemical stance, it argues that supporting worker’s co-operatives should be central to any strategic provision for creative hubs.

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Book Title Creative Hubs in Question
Publication Year 2019