Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2012

Abstract

A noted Singapore-based cultural geographer and specialist on Asia analyzes the emergence and functioning of a unique artistic cluster in Hong Kong's Fotan light industrial district. The objective of the research is to understand how artistic work in the cluster, despite some challenges, has thus far proven sustainable in cultural, social, and economic terms. The findings of this case study permit further clarification of several dimensions of an emerging theory of cultural/creative clusters, which should be considered as distinct from business and industrial clusters. Selective comparisons between the Fotan cluster and the Moganshan Lu cluster in Shanghai demonstrate that cultural/creative clusters do not face uniform challenges in striking a balance between economic and cultural sustainability. Journal of Economic Literature.

Keywords

Hong Kong, Fotan district, cultural/creative clusters, innovation, artistic creativity, cultural sustainability, social sustainability, economic sustainability, imagined community

Discipline

Asian Studies | Fine Arts | Sociology of Culture | Urban Studies

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Eurasian Geography and Economics

Volume

53

Issue

2

First Page

182

Last Page

196

ISSN

1538-7216

Identifier

10.2747/1539-7216.53.2.182

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/1539-7216.53.2.182

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