Crafts Research Group

Name: Priyatej Kotipalli (India)

IMG 0001Research Activities: Since October 2010, he is holding a position as PhD candidate in the School of History, Culture and Communication, EUR, The Netherlands. The title of his research is “The Culture of Crafts in India: A case for liberalization”. He deconstructs the social and economic institutions that contribute to a robust craft economy with the cultural economic perspective to suggest a reform agenda. His research is supervised by Prof. Arjo Klamer. 

Domain Knowledge:

Policy formulation, Business models, Craft Cluster Management, Public Private Partnerships in Crafts.

Conferences:

Indian policy towards crafts (2012),ACEI conference, Kyoto, Japan.

Projects:               

·         In Creatief vakmanschap in internationaal perspectief (2012) and Herwaardering ambachtscultuur hoofdzaak (2013), as a member of the international team of cultural economists at EUR, he was fully responsible for India and partly for UK. He was also responsible for the overall coordination of the project.

·         Advisory role for setting up a Craft web shop on a C2C format connecting craftsmen in the third world with consumers in the first world. (2013- ongoing) (www.Discovered.us ).

·         Advocacy role , Government of Chhattisghar for crafts policy, Government of India (2013 - ongoing).

 

Name: Lili Jiang (China)

Lili JiangResearch Activities:

Since October 2009, she is holding a position as PhD candidate in the School of History, Culture and Communication, EUR, The Netherlands. Her research title is ‘The interaction among values in cultural goods’. From a cultural economic perspective, she uses ceramics (pottery and porcelain) as an example to explain how values of goods work in cultural and social contexts. She tries to provide suggestions for the refocusing of craftsmanship and the strengthening of the crafts culture.

Domain Knowledge:

Cultural Goods, Arts and Crafts, Ceramics

Publications:

The influences of the aesthetic appreciation and the culture value of the oriental painting on the western arts: the oriental factor inside the impressionism art (2008), Art Panorama

Conferences:

The interaction between cultural values and market values in cultural goods (2010), RCIA International Symposium, China, Taiwan

The importance of craftsmanship: the case of Chinese ceramics (2012), ACEI conference, Japan, Kyoto

Projects:

In Creatief vakmanschap in internationaal perspectief (2012) and Herwaardering ambachtscultuur hoofdzaak (2013), as a member of the international team of cultural economists at EUR, she was fully responsible for China and partly for UK.

 

Name: Thora Fjeldsted (Iceland)

Research activities:

She is a PhD candidate in the School of History, Culture and Communication, EUR, The Netherlands. Her research title is “Making: the Body in Economics”. Her supervisor is Prof. Arjo Klamer.

Domain Knowledge:

Economic history, Crafts - German Crafts System (Handwerk and Kunsthandwerk) in particular, Sport Economics.

Projects:

In Creatief vakmanschap in internationaal perspectief (2012) and Herwaardering ambachtscultuur hoofdzaak (2013), as a member of the international team of cultural economists at EUR, she was fully responsible for Germany.

 

Name: Anna Mignosa (Italy)

Mignosa fotoResearch and teaching activities:

She holds a Phd from Erasmus University, Rotterdam where she is currently a lecturer at the School of History, Culture and Communication. She also teaches at the University of Catania. She is member of the Board of the Association of Cultural Economics International (ACEI).

Domain Knowledge:

Cultural economics, cultural heritage, cultural policies, craft, cultural management.

Projects:

In Creatief vakmanschap in internationaal perspectief (2012) and Herwaardering ambachtscultuur hoofdzaak (2013), as a member of the international team of cultural economists at EUR, she was fully responsible for Italy.

Advisory role to assess the feasibility of a project using culture to revitalize a valley in Northern Italy “Valle Bormida. Un’attività di pensiero”.

DSCF0402Name: Kazuko Goto(Japan)

Research and teaching activities:

She is professor of public finance and cultural economics at the Faculty of economics, Saitama University, Japan. She was member of the executive board of the association for cultural economics international (2006-2012). She is editorial board of the International Journal of City, Culture and Society. She is editorial board of the international Journal of cultural and creative industries.

Domain knowledge:

Public finance and Cultural economics: Tax incentives for cultural policy, Creative industries, Creative city, Intangible cultural heritage and crafts,

Related publications:

Goto,K.,(2012)Craft and creativity: new economic spaces in KyotoDaniels,P.W., Ho,K.C. and Hutton, T.A. eds. New Economic spaces in Asian cities:From industrial restructuring to the cultural turn, Routledge

Goto,K.,(2013)Policy for intangible cultural heritage in Japan: how it relates to creativityRizzo,I. and Mignosa, A. eds. Handbook on the Economics of cultural heritage, Edward Elgar

Project:

‘In Creatief vakmanschap in international perspectief (2012) and Herwaardering ambachtscultuur hoofdzaak (2013),as a member of the international team of cultural economists at EUR,’wholly responsible for Japan