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Culture and Creativity Management Podcast

Do you want to take part in conversations about current culture and creativity management issues with professionals and students? In this podcast you can learn more about management issues in the cultural and creative areas.

The podcast series discusses contemporary challenges in culture and creativity management with master's students from the Department of Service Management and Service Studies, based on their master's theses. Professionals in the field are also invited to discuss current issues that are seldom discussed in the media when it comes to the cultural and creative field.In this way, the podcast allows a broader discussion of matters of both societal and research interest in the area of culture and creativity management.

The podcast is a way to share insights with people who are interested in learning more about the cultural and creative fields, especially related to management issues.We aim to offer something for both current and future students, researchers, policy makers and professionals in the cultural and creative field, as well as for a broader audience.

Episode 4: Opera as tradition and innovation in times of Covid

Culture and Creativity Management · Episode 4: Opera as tradition and innovation in times of Covid

In the fourth episode of the Culture and Creativity Management podcast Albert Montanez describes how the opera field had to rethink their purpose and ways of engaging with their audiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. The opera world is highly international, with opera singers many times travelling the world for engagements at different productions. The focus of opera houses on productions of classical masterpieces was questioned when indoors public events were suddenly forbidden, and audience consumption patterns when it comes to performing arts have changed with the pandemic. The title of the Master’s thesis is Improvisation and Creativity in Artistic Management in the opera field in the time of Covid-19 pandemic. An exercise of endurance during times of external crisis.


Episode 3: Service innovation at cultural heritage sites in Times of Covid

Culture and Creativity Management · Service innovation at cultural heritage sites in times of Covid

In the third episode of the Culture and Creativity Management podcast Rebecca Mattsoff describes innovations at two open-air attractions in Helsingborg as a result of altered visitor profiles and behaviour due to the Covid pandemic in 2020. Rebecca talks about how the tourism destination work of the City of Helsingborg generated an opportunity to stop and reflect about visitor services both in the city at large and at cultural heritage venues.

Episode 2: Innovation and digitalization of cultural heritage experiences

The second episode of the Culture and creativity management podcast has digital experiences in museums as its topic. A virtual reality experience at a museum in Malmö on the siege of the town in 1677 was offered to visitors in the summer of 2021. This experience was part of a Master’s thesis written by Thibault Geraudie and Marcio Filho, and they tell their story of the project and their plans to develop it into a business to host Katja Lindqvist.

Episode 1: Innovation in library services – does it require a pandemic?

In the first episode of the Culture and creativity management podcast, the topic is innovation in the cultural field, and the effects of Covid-19 on innovation processes. Talking to Katja Lindqvist is Ruth Bedoya Lopez, one of the first group of students at the Culture and Creativity Management Master’s specialization at the department. Her master’s thesis in the spring of 2021 discussed innovation in Swedish libraries. Guests are also Eva Hveem, Librarian at Helsingborg public libraries, and Layla Husein, Service designer at the same library.


The host of the podcast is Katja Lindqvist, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer, engaged in the Master’s specialization Culture and Creativity Management at the Department of Service Management and Service Studies at Lund University.

Email: katja [dot] lindqvist [at] ism [dot] lu [dot] se

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Save-the-Date for CROCUS activities 2024

  • 11-12 April, Research seminar series on the theme Sound, IAC, Malmö
  • 15 April at 15:15-17:00, Book talk with Katja Lindqvist (Department of Service Studies, Lund University), Lizette Gradén and Thomas O'dell (both from Division of Ethnology, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University), Lund (location to be announced shortly), and Erika Andersson Cederholm (Department of Service Studies, Lunds University) and moderator Chris Mathieu (Department of Sociology, Lund University). Venue: LUX, Helgonavägen 3, 223 62, Lund, Room: LUX:B352
  • 12-14 June, CROCUS conference BEYOND SITE/SIGHT, Brandstationen, Helsingborg, see the conference page for more information. The register is open, see the following link. Please note that seats will be limited.
  • Research seminar on the series theme Materiality, IAC, Malmö (moved to autumn, date TBA)

For more information about each event, see the page News from CROCUS