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Reflection on the role that design methodologies can play in mitigating some of the challenges of cultural policymaking and discussion around the opportunities and benefits that participatory design can bring to policymaking processes. The AMASS White Paper case study.

Optional Readings

Sol, S. L., Kárpáti, A., Sarantou, M., Novoa, C. G., & Remotti, S. (2022). AMASS Policy White Paper: Suggestions for Stakeholders and Policymakers based on the Findings of the AMASS Project. Zenodo OpenAire, 1-39.

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Belfiore, E., & Bennett, O. (2010). Beyond the “Toolkit Approach”: arts impact evaluation research and the realities of cultural policy‐making. Journal for cultural research, 14(2), 121-142.

Bonet, L., & Négrier, E. (2018). The participative turn in cultural policy: Paradigms, models, contexts. Poetics, 66, 64-73.

Galloway, S., & Dunlop, S. (2007). A critique of definitions of the cultural and creative industries in public policy. International journal of cultural policy, 13(1), 17-31.

Islam, N. (2007). Re-conceptualizing public policy process: Review of concepts and models. Lahore Journal of Policy Studies, 1(1), 7.

Lechelt, E., & Cunningham, M. (2020). The Politics of Participation in Cultural Policy Making. Conjunctions, 7(2), 1-12.

Sarantou, M., Alhonsuo, M., Gutierrez Novoa, C., & Remotti, S. (2021). Generating stakeholder workshops for policymaking in digital environments through participatory service design.

Wilcox, D. (1994). Guide to effective participation. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.