The Creative Economy and Society: The Romanian Case

  • Christina Suciu Bucharest University of Economic Studies
  • Mina Fanea Ivanovici Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Keywords: creative economy and society, urban vitality, economical growth, creativity–driven gentrification and dislocation

Abstract

Despite the quasi-general economic crisis, there has been a constant development of the creative and innovative industries. They were some of the very few engines running in order to re‐create the previously favourable economic conditions. The advent of a new sub–society – the creative society – occurred. The new creative society brings about new forms of creative expression along with urban revitalisation, creativity‐driven gentrification and dislocation. However, there has been recent concern that such activities may eventually lead to certain adverse effects, which questions the extent to which potential growth and development can be explained by the creative society. The paper advocates for the development of the creative sector as a prerequisite for urban regeneration; it then discusses the concepts of gentrification and dislocation related to creative and cultural activity. It aims to explain the main demographic changes due to the advent of the creative society and to identify and discuss the main menaces faced by creative societies stemming from the very nature of activity. The paper treats the Romanian case of urban vitality in particular.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.84.2.7491

Published
2014-07-01
Section
TOWARDS CREATIVE ECONOMY: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL INSIGHTS