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Cultural business culture

A work that has just been published studies the differences in rules between the Italian legal system and the European one, indicating a different evolution

 

You also do business by doing culture. Indeed it is the business activity itself which constitutes a cultural element if, it should be noted, the same is well managed and in particular has a keen eye on man’s role in production and in the territory’s role too. Culture as a business, therefore, with its own precise economic dimension that needs to be understood and protected. It is around these topics that the work of Alessia Ottavia Cozzi published a few weeks ago revolves.

“La dimensione economica del patrimonio culturale. Dimensione economica e dimensione culturale europea (The economic dimension of cultural heritage. Economic dimension and European cultural dimension) has precisely the aim of comparing the meaning of “economic dimension” of cultural heritage in the Italian and European legal framework. This is no small task, because it is precisely the rules that lead to a good portion of possibilities of doing business, also with culture.

A.O. Cozzi explains how in the Italian framework, the economic dimension primarily concerns public-private interactions to provide services related to cultural heritage. Within the European framework, on the other hand, due to the economic crisis of recent years, the EU policies in the field of culture have shifted from cultural diversity and inter-cultural dialogue towards industry and investments. Culture has therefore been perceived as a key factor for growth and job creation. To encourage economic development, the EU therefore uses a variety of financing and soft law instruments and tools, as the method of open cultural coordination. And this is where Cozzi sends out her warning: the logic of European intervention tools could undermine the non-economic and social Italian constitutional objectives for the protection of cultural heritage. The author specifies that this is not a case of rules that are against Italian rules, but of rules built in such a way as to replace those of the Country.

The work of Alessia Ottavia Cozzi thus proposes a cultural business culture that differs depending on the type of rules followed, because these affect the type of organisation of cultural production built. The article by A.C. Cozzi is not always easy to read, but is a good way to find out about a different interpretation of understanding business culture.

La dimensione economica del patrimonio culturale. Dimensione economica e dimensione culturale europea (The economic dimension of cultural heritage. Economic dimension and European cultural dimension)

Alessia Ottavia Cozzi

Aedon, File 2, May – August 2018