Will the creative economy make Africa flourish?

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Albert Schweitzer Haus, November 21, 2012

Panel debate
  • Franz Schmidjell | University of Vienna
  • Yvonne Gimpel | ÖUK

Creative Africa

What are the opportunities seen by local actors/artists in the concept of “Creative Africa”? Which projects are seen as role models, which mistakes should be avoided, where is the line between a globalized ‘sellout’ and the preservation of cultural diversity, and finally: Who takes the benefit out of the CI? Does the creative industries marginalises other form of artistic expressions, especially in the context of freedom of expression, human rights, democracy, identity, social cohesion…? Culture and industry – to be opposites


Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation.


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