The South African Cultural Observatory held their 2nd Annual
Conference on the ‘Creative Economy and Development’ at the Turbine Hall on the
24th and 25th of May 2017. The conference aimed to select perspectives
on the interface between the creative economy and development.
MISTRA convened a panel on the 2nd day
of the conference, titled ‘Towards
a Pioneering Publication: Rethinking Arts and Development in South Africa’. The panel consisted of contributors, working in
collaboration with MISTRA, towards a pioneering research project on Rethinking Arts and Development in South
Furthermore, on day 2 of the conference, recently-appointed
Researcher in the MISTRA Humanity Faculty, Dr. Beth Vale, served as a panellist
on the Youth Perspectives panel. Her
paper titled, The Creative Economy After Dark: Youth Power and Creativity in Johannesburg
Nightclubs investigates creative practice in Johannesburg nightclubs.