SoPHIA and UNCHARTED cooperate for the promotion of mutual initiatives and aim to coordinate their action for enhancing the visibility of the projects and wider social engagement in culture.
UNCHARTED is a four years research and innovation action about understanding, capturing and fostering the societal value of culture. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme, it started the 1st February 2020.
Focusing on the valuation practices developed by different actors involved in the cultural sector, the project identifies Europe’s plurality of cultural values attached to specific cultural products, productions, services, activities and sites. It is led by the University of Barcelona and it involves 10 research partners based in France, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.
After 9 months of activity the project is able to present the first outputs of its investigation.
In the framework of the work package 1 devoted to the analysis of the configuration of the values of culture, five reports examine the influence of a series of circumstances and key factors in shaping the values of the culture in Europe.
Each deliverable faces a specific topic:
D1.1: Analysis of the influence of gender and rising diversity in the configuration of the values of culture
The report has a double purpose. Firstly, it seeks to identify the factors that led the rising diversity and increasing gender equality in European societies in recent times. Secondly, it aims to analyze how these factors impact on the shaping of values of culture in three specific areas: institutionalized culture, cultural administrations and cultural policies, and citizen culture.
D1.2 : Analysis of the influence of urbanisation and social and spatial segregation in cities in the configuration of the values of culture
The report takes into account the major paradigm changes in the recent urban development by focusing on the social processes of gentrification, touristification and segregation, and its consequences on urban heritage preservation.
D1.3 : Analysis of the influence of globalization and digitization in the configuration of the values of culture
The report provides a review of values of culture relating to cultural administration, production and participation. The main strands of identified values are within the categories of access, engagement and identification, production/performance.
D1.4 : Analysis of the influence of neo-liberalism in the configuration of the values of culture
This deliverable reports about the results of the exploration, systematic review and analysis of the research literature and existing data on the influence of neo-liberalism in the configuration of the values of culture.
D1.5 : Analysis of the European historical and political experience in acknowledging and promoting the values of culture
The report questions the configurations in which European cultural policies attribute values to culture. It begins with a reflection on the meaning of value, then goes on to identify the numerous values identifiable in the history of cultural policies. It proposes a classification of the values and it describes the dynamics of emergence and transformation of the values attributed to culture in historical configurations.