Category Archives: Culture and democracy

Gender (In)Equity

My morning coffee was upset by an article in the NY Times that reported on a phenomenon I knew anecdotally to be true: gender-neutral tenure clock extensions for childbirth benefit men but harm women in their bids for tenure; there’s … Continue reading

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Distracted

  I’ve been a bit distracted lately from my core focus of writing about “thoughts and ideas about infrastructure for the arts.” First, there was the hideousness and chaos of the current presidential race; then the tragedy of the Orlando … Continue reading

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Networks and Entrepreneurship

As my students this week revisited their inventory of means (who they are, what they know, who they know) in the context of the specific enterprise ideas they are developing, I was struck by how much they focused on the … Continue reading

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Tbilisi, Day 3 – Cultural Diplomacy (or, a conference and a feast)

Although I was in no way officially representing the United States, my role at the conference hosted by Creative Initiatives on my 3rd day in Tbilisi was to provide an overview of US arts and culture incubation practices. I was … Continue reading

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Tbilisi Day 1, Fluidity

My first full day in Tbilisi yielded two observations: 1) planning here is a very fluid process and 2) this city has been through a lot. The day was largely unstructured, with only two activities scheduled: an afternoon visit to the IREX … Continue reading

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Tbilisi, first impression

I am visiting Tbilisi, Georgia this week at the invitation of Creative Initiatives, a new organization “dedicated to leading the process of commercialization in Georgia’s creative industries by merging the rich cultural traditions of the region with viable international business … Continue reading

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Museums and Capital Conversion

“The Senate Finance Committee is scrutinizing nearly a dozen private museums opened by individual collectors, questioning whether the tax-exempt status they enjoy provides sufficient public benefit to justify what amounts to a government subsidy.” This lead to a report in … Continue reading

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