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About maclab


Maclab was founded in 2009 at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice as a meeting place for research and teaching activities at the crossroads of management, creativity and cultural productions.
Today, it groups over 20 scholars from the Ca’ Foscari Departments of Management and Philosophy, 2 international affiliates and a growing number of Ph.D students, research assistants and junior research fellows sharing an interest for the arts, culture and creativity in a managerial perspective.


Anchored in economics and management knowledge, maclab extends its multidisciplinary reach to the manifold understandings and professional interests that mobilize notions of “culture”, “art” and, more recently, “creativity”, by designing and conducting research projects in this variegated field.
Applications range from the exploration of the managerial dimension of cultural productions and creative industries, to the exploration of the artistic and creative expressions in the business world.

Research approach

Its research approach is characterized by interdisciplinarity and by an action and practice-based approach, in strong relation with the cultural, business and political actors that make up both its object of research and its main recipient.

maclab connects with

researchers, local artistic institutions, businesses, and policy makers who are engaged in the promotion of culture and creativity as a driver of social and economic development.
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