Collective and individual identities in an era of cultural co-creation


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Section 1. Theories and methodologies




This chapter considers the background and contexts of individual and collective identity formation as part of a search for creating more powerful and holistic digital career stories that balance our individual nature with a more collective understanding of ourselves as human beings. This chapter was written as part of an effort by an Erasmus+-funded European group of pedagogues, who developed insights and tools for supporting creatives to form more powerful digital narratives of their often-fragmented career stories.

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Biografia autore

Carola Bettina Boehm, C3 Centre for Creative Communities and Creative Industries, Staffordshire University

Carola Boehm is a Professor of Arts and Higher Education at Staffordshire University and the Co-Director of its C3 Research Centre for Creative Industries and Creative Communities. She holds degrees in music, computer science and electrical engineering. She has written more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and is on the peer review panels of EPSRC and the European Commission’s Research Frameworks. She holds a track record of research and enterprise projects (incl. EC, EPSRC, SHEFC, JISC, British Library, Leverhulme, HEA, EU, HLF). She is currently leading a flagship Arts Council-funded leadership programme, ‘Create Place: Placemaking and Co-Creation’, and holds the co-chair of a regional UK cultural compact, ‘Stoke Creates’. She is a member of the International Computer Music Association (ICMA), the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE), and a founding member of the Society of Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education (PaTHES). Her most recent work considers the role of arts in academia, considering how new ways of creative co-creation and knowledge production provide new structures for gaining sustainable collaborative partnerships between arts, academia and the public.

Come citare

Boehm, C. B. (2023). Collective and individual identities in an era of cultural co-creation. Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage, (14), 69–82.