In recent decades, the arts have undergone radical transformations and rapidly adapted to late-capitalist phenomena such as globalisation, digitisation and the democratisation of creative channels. Due to the increasing influence of culture and the creative sphere within the world's expanding urban metropolises, notions of artistic autonomy, forcefully promoted in the 19th century, have re-emerged in philosophical and ideological discourse.
Contemporary popular music and theatre forms are often interpreted and evaluated through ideas and frameworks that were disseminated widely in contexts radically distinct from the ones those forms occupy. In light of this, the position of the arts in society demands new conceptual frameworks, definitions and modes of legitimization.
The Research Centre Arts in Society examines these transformations as well as the emerging values surrounding the arts and their role in society. The Research Centre is divided into five knowledge domains :
- Art in the Polis ;
- Art and Education ;
- Arts, Medium and Moving Images ;
- Arts, Values and Ethics ;
- and Art as Cognition.
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