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12th June, 2008

Culture and Consequence: The role of ethics in the arts today

Event Details

12th June, 2008
Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, Kings College London

Culture and Consequence was a one-day conference produced by LCACE in partnership with the Cultural Leadership Programme.

The conference provided a platform to discuss some of the key ethical issues emerging for the arts and cultural sectors now. The event examined the sometimes uncomfortable relationships between arts and ethics with a view to exploring how, if or indeed should the arts be expected to be ethical.

The day provided timely and provocative presentations as well as a range of panel discussions that unpicked the following themes and their relationship with the arts:

  • Profit and Value
  • Public Space
  • Human Rights and Human Goods
  • Faith and Conflict

The event was attended by artists, academics, arts organisations, cultural practitioners and policy-making bodies.

To download a PDF report of the conference click here.

Contributors/Speakers: Professor Susan Greenfield (Liberty), Jude Kelly (Artistic Director, Southbank Centre), Sir Richard Dalton , Professor Adam Arvidsson (University of Copenhagen), Hasan Bakhshi (NESTA), Gary McKeown, Jo Wilding, Matty Peacock (Streetwise Opera), Jonathan Holmes, Dan Gretton (Platform London), Professor Ben Quash (King’s College London),  Professor Clemens Sedmak (King’s College London), Rhonda Wilson (Rhubarb Rhubarb), Jonzi D,  Nigel Osborne, Michael Symmons Roberts, David Cotterrell, Sophie Hope, Gini Simpson (Space Media Arts)

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