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The Margins of Art Practice Bordering on Industrial Development

Hoskins, Stephen
Name of conference: International Conference on Innovation through Knowledge Transfer.
Place: Hampton Court Palace, London.
Date: 2.19.09
Paper Presented by: Stephen Hoskins
URL Links: www.innovationkt.org

 ‘The margins of art practice bordering on industrial development’ is about to be published as part of the “Innovation through Knowledge Transfer”  Book.
Series: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Vol. 5
Howlett, Robert J. (Ed.)
1st Edition., 2010, 381 p., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-642-14593-3
the publisher is Springer: http://www.springer.com/engineering/book/978-3-642-14593-3


A conference paper challenging the popular view of artists, spread by the media over many years, of aesthetes with no commercial acumen and a distinct lack of time management.

Examples of this go as far back as 1962 with Tony Hancock in the film the ‘Rebel’ or more recent commentary on Tracey Emin’s unmade bed. The truth is actually much closer to one of self-motivated individuals with good self-discipline and a wide-ranging approach to problem solving. This preconception in itself is not the fault of industry; even when dealing with design, the 2005 DTI Paper on Creativity, Design and Business performance states “Over half of UK firms say design has no role or only a limited role to play in their business”. Why would they want to deal with artists?


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