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A Collaborative Geophilosophical Perspective on Creative Territories: The Massachusetts-New York Case

A Collaborative Geophilosophical Perspective on Creative Territories: The Massachusetts-New York Case

Carlos José Lopes Balsas, “A Collaborative Geophilosophical Perspective on Creative Territories: The Massachusetts-New York Case,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 75, no. 4 (2019): 2537–66,

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  • A Collaborative Geophilosophical Perspective on Creative Territories: The Massachusetts-New York Case

    Type Journal Article
    Author Carlos José Lopes Balsas
    Rights © 2019 Aletheia - Associação Científica e Cultural | © 2019 Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
    Volume 75
    Issue 4
    Pages 2537-2566
    Publication Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
    ISSN 0870-5231
    Date 2019
    Language English
    Abstract The Berkshires-Hudson region is a hotbed of creative enterprise. Although it can be approached as one region, the Massachusetts – New York state border differentiates two slightly separate back-to-back Janus-faced realities. Both territorial halves have been negatively impacted by decades of de-industrialization. This paper aims to study the emergence of the Berkshires-Hudson regional creative cluster and to understand the extent to which different multi-scalar approaches to the arts and culture sector have impacted the outcomes of those creative offerings. The methods consisted of literature reviews of specialized research; a regional assessment, an inventory and mapping of cultural venues and festivals, initiatives and non-profit organizations; a data analysis of arts and culture vibrancy, and a distillation of regional planning implications for the future of this border region. Light is shed on how local and regional leaders have influenced arts and cultural priorities, public funding, territorial development agendas, and creative economy educational opportunities. The key findings are valuable to those wanting to understand the role of the creative economy to local and regional dynamics.
    Short Title RPF
    Date Added 1/28/2020, 4:33:02 PM
    Modified 1/28/2020, 5:44:51 PM


    • arts and culture,
    • Berkshires-Hudson region,
    • creative economy,
    • territorial development


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