"Governing the Art Economy: Managing
Creativity. Contemporary Art in Berlin and New York
My dissertation is drawing attention to creative industries and their governance by exemplarily investigating the realm of contemporary art in Berlin and New York City.
The extensive analysis of recent governing processes of these two art sectors in different cities will reveal similarities and differences, albeit universal structures, regarding the relation to space and place, self-conceptions and the practises of constructing art. Special attention will be paid to their “embeddedness” in their respective policy environments in order to critically evaluate existing governance modes and their benefits and to highlight best-practice examples.
My methodological approach is predominately following the maxim of grounded theory in comparatively conducting and analyzing interviews with art market stakeholders and government officials and in analyzing relevant documents and related newspaper articles.
Regarding its scientific relevance my work aims to contribute to the relatively young discourse of governance of creative industries in cultural geography and new economic geography. From a practical point of view my works aims to provide a better understanding of the contemporary art sector itself and its relation to the city and to identify potential policy entry points to govern the realm of contemporary art.
Lebenslauf / Curriculum Vitae
Associate Fellow, Center for Metropolitan Studies (CMS), TU Berlin
Doctoral Student, Socio-Economics of Space, University of Bonn
Visiting Fellow, Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung (IRS), Erkner near Berlin
Diplom in Geography, Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Bonn
Diplom thesis: Glocalization, Gentrification and Creative Business Services: A Case Study of Newtown, Sydney
Award for young researchers 2006, Association for Australian Studies
Visiting Researcher, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
1997 - 2004
Studies of Geography, Political Sciences and Sociology,
University of Bonn and Free University Berlin
Research Assistant, Institute of Geography, University of Bamberg
Assistant, Gallery Jan Wentrup, Berlin
2004 - 2005
Intern, Koerber Foundation, Berlin
Publikationen, Vorträge etc. / Publications, Lectures etc.
Fasche, Melanie and Boris Braun
(2006): “We are Newtowners“ – Place Matters. Habitus, Creative
Business Services and Gentrification in Inner Sydney. Dose, Gerd und
Britta Kuhlenbeck (Eds.): Australia – Making Space Meaningful.
Koalas Vol. 7. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag (im Druck)
Fasche, Melanie (2006): Creative People and Gentrification: “Sowing the Seeds of Demise?” Evidence from Newtown, Sydney. ERDKUNDE 2, 147-156
Fasche, Melanie (2004): Newtown – from Rural Gentry to Yuppiedom. GASt-Newsletter, 89-94