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"The Banquet of (Cultural) Commons", Raúl de Arriba, María Vidagañ

This piece is a short video-art

Duration: 6 min 19 sec

Funding: EU HORIZON 2020 Research and Innovation Programme "Sklodowka-Curie grant agreement '734855, University of Valencia, Spain

Cultural Commons are cultural resources shared by a community that, like other situations of collective action, also reproduce social dilemmas. In these cases, as indicated by Olson, rational, self-interested individuals could not act to achieve their common or group interests. In that sense, the tragedy of Cultural Commons would mean its disappearance due to free riding behavior.

However, many cultural commons are maintained over time because reciprocity, reputation, and trust can overcome self-interested behavior. The inhabitants of Villastrada (Italy) have achieved it for decades. Every summer, they work voluntarily to organize the festivities of this small village.

Raúl de Arriba is PhD in Economics and associate professor in Economic Policy at the University of Valencia (Spain) since 2000. He has written about international economic policy, pluralism and creativity in teaching economics and art and economics. He has been visiting researcher in École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France) and Research Center in Political Science and International Relations (Portugal), among others.

María Vidagañ is PhD in Art Education and lecturer of the Department of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression of the Jaume I University of Castellón (Spain). She has done research work on artistic education, audiovisual creation, research based on the arts and has some publications and communications on this subject. Her current lines of research are art education, audiovisual creation and art-based research.


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