Authors (in order of appearance of chapters): Tuur Ghys, Rick Hölsgens, Jeremias Herberg, Aline Reichow, Ana Morais Sarmento Pires, Brian Keller, and Ranjit Singh
Research Supervisors: Dr. Karin Wenz and Dr. Bas van Heur
Institution: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), Maastricht University.
Project Timeframe: June, 2010 to February, 2011.
This edited volume presents a collection of chapters written by the 2009-2010 first year Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) students. This volume investigates Maastricht’s wish to establish itself as a city with creative industries. All contributions to this volume have been chosen around this topic and most focused on two specific sites within Maastricht: Belvédère and the Eerste Nederlands Cement Industrie premises; where creative industries are supposed to emerge. Only the contributions by Ghys and by Singh focus less on these specific sites. Ghys opens this volume with a critical review of the notion of creative industries, and the possibilities to apply it to a relatively small city like Maastricht. Singh closes the book by presenting an alternative view on the Cultural Biography Project for the city of Maastricht using maps and urban informatics to capture the growth of the city. The overall aim of this joint research has been to take a critical look at the way in which the city of Maastricht is trying to shape the transition from an industrial past into a creative future.