Volume 3 of the Cultures & Globalization series, Creativity and Innovations, explores the interactions between globalization and the forms of cultural expression that are their basic resource. Bringing together over 25 high-profile authors from around the world, this volume addresses such questions as: What impacts does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving world ‘map’ of creativity related to the drivers and patterns of globalization? What are the relationships between creative acts, clusters, genres or institutions and cultural diversity?

Creative Contemporary Design in the Arab World

Creative contemporary design in the Arab world
Huda SmitshuijzenAbiFarès

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, socially conscious visual artists are re-evaluating the effects of a global multicultural society. Historically, the interaction of the Arab peoples with other cultures has shaped and consolidated the visual aspects of the Islamic Art tradition. The mixing and assimilation of foreign aesthetic traditions are still part of Arab visual culture. Today, these long-standing creative practices are being reiterated and renewed, both in the Arab World and the Arab diaspora. Both the work of a new generation of young designers and cultural entrepreneurs and the activities of creative networks and other cross-cultural collaborations are shaping the interactions between globalization and this particular language of cultural ...

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