Culture shapes society as much as the other way round

John Holden on the disconnect between the arts sector and the public at large. A UK based article that resonates more broadly if we consider increasing income and education disparities in other places.

An article that raises some provocative questions:

Could the role of culture be turned on its head, with a democratically determined and inclusive culture undermining rather than perpetuating social division?

Could a re-imagining of culture as something that people develop and create together to re-orient us towards the goal of a classless society?

And could the mass realisation of personal creativity offer a new economic model, producing a kind of capitalism that is not simply about increasing GDP and accumulating money, but about the growth of human capacities and the human spirit?

Read the full article here.

Author: sabine.doolin

Consultant with a strong belief in the value of culture to society.

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