The UNESCO Chair in “Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development” is located at the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim.
After a successful start in 2012, the UNESCO Chair was re-accredited by UNESCO and the follow-up concept for the third phase from 2020 to 2024 was determined.
The current teaching and research activities focus on five topic clusters:
- Artistic interventions and processes of transformation
- Creative capabilities of civil society for enlarging local engagement and global diplomacy
- Protection and promotion of artistic freedom and persecuted artists
- Art, culture and sustainable development
- Encouraging cultural diversity and solidarity
Insights into the "life" of the UNESCO Chair:
- The UNESCO Chair launches a lecture series with documenta fifteen. It is collaboratively curated by Prof. Dr. Julius Heinicke, Ernst Wagner from the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and Susanne Hesse-Badibanga, Head of Education at documenta. The first lecture of the series will take place on September 30th, 12 p.m. It will be held by Prof. Dr. Antje Budde from the University of Toronto who will talk about Learning. Pleasure. Agency. Notes on A/I (artistic intelligence) and digital dramaturgy as experimental performance. More information here.
- On August 25th 2021, the German UNESCO commission celebrated its 70th birthday in Bonn. In the anniversary year book Prof. Dr. Julius Heinicke answered questions about his statement: „In future, cultural policy will play a foundational role in negotiating diversity.“
- „Failure is part of art“: Julius Heinicke and Lisa Hirn in a talk in the magazine enorm (Juli 2021).
- Debate about Art, Culture and Cultural Entrepreneurship at the Regional Growth Conference in Patras, Greece with Prof. Dr. Julius Heinicke, Friday, June 4th, 4.15 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. (CEST).
- Online debate ResiliArts of the German UNESCO Commission
- "Hear the good voices too", Interview with Julius Heinicke on Deutschlandfunk
- ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE LIBRARY: an online library on the freedom of art
- "Donko ni Maaya - crisis prevention and strengthening social cohesion by promoting the Malian cultural sector" in Bamako (Mali) with the German Society for International Cooperation
- SDG Graduate School "Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West-Africa" together with the Center for World Music at the University of Hildesheim
- jetztinzukunft.de, research on sustainability culture
- UNESCO Chairs in Germany, Part 2: Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, audio feature on Deutschlandfunk
- Free art! For and by people and robots, audio feature on Cologne campus
- Further information: on projects and our degree programs
- Prof. Dr. Julius Heinicke (Chairholder)
- Dr. Daniel Gad (Managing Director)
- Michele Brand (Research Associate)
- Katrin Lohbeck (Research Associate)
- Dr. Meike Lettau (Research Associate)
- Pia Wagner (Research Associate)
- Annika Rachor (Assistant)
- Hagen Gersie (Assistant)
- Prof. Dr. Wolgang Schneider (founding director, retired professor)