Call for Papers: Bricolage in Art and Entrepreneurship

Bricolage — doing the best you can with the materials on hand, rather than choosing and end and getting the resources you need — is an important concept in the contemporary entrepreneurship literature. Garud and Karnøe’s influential 2003 paper on the Danish wind power industry helped bring bricolage into the mainstream, and it has important parallels with effectuation and other approaches to entrepreneurship that emphasize experimentation and incremental learning.

The McQuinn Center is co-sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference, 12-14 November 2012, on bricolage in art and entrepreneurship. Hosted by the University of Missouri’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the conference focuses on the work of Ediciones Vigía, a unique artists’ collective that produces limited edition handmade books by Cuban and international authors and musicians. Participants will come not only from the humanities, education, and journalism, but also economics, management, and entrepreneurship. Among the featured speakers are Ivo Zander, who recently co-edited a book on Art Entrepeneurship, and Sharon Alvarez, current chair of the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Division.

The full call for papers, along with related information, is below the fold.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Updated Submission Deadline — August 10, 2012

Hosted by the University of Missouri’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and co-sponsored by the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Cultural Bricolage is a collaborative, multidisciplinary conference exploring artistic creation, production, and entrepreneurship as exemplified by the work of Ediciones Vigía, a unique artists’ collective that produces limited edition handmade books by Cuban and international authors and musicians. The conference is November 11-13, 2012 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri.

Proposals for conference sessions, papers, and visual presentations are welcome on topics related, but not limited to:

  • Relationship between artistic and entrepreneurial creativity
  • Economic and social organization of art production
  • Graphic design, experimental aesthetics, and bricolage
  • Collaborative art production / collective entrepreneurship
  • Aesthetics and book making
  • Dialogue between literature and visual art
  • Art and social and political contexts
  • Rare Books Conservation

Key speakers for the conference include:

  • Rolando Estévez Jordán, principal designer and artist of Ediciones Vigía, Winner of Cuba’s National Prize of Book Design
  • Ivo Zander, Anders Wall Professor of Entrepreneurship at Uppsala University, co-editor of Art Entrepreneurship (Edward Elgar, 2011).
  • Sharon Alvarez, Associate Professor ofManagement and Human Resources at Ohio State University, current Program Chair of the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division.
  • Nancy Morejón, Poet Laureate and winner of Cuba’s National Prize for Literature, frequently published by Ediciones Vigía.
  • Ruth Behar, MacArthur Fellow and Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, author published by Ediciones Vigía.
  • Jeanne Drewes, chief of Binding and Collections Care in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress.

The deadline for submission of proposals is August 10, 2012 through online submission. Proposals will be peer reviewed. Applicants will be notified by August 30, 2012. Approved presenters must confirm their attendance by registering for the conference no later than September 15, 2012. The conference fee is $50.00. Student presenters participating in the conference will be offered complimentary registration. For further information, contact conference organizers at vigiaconference@gmail.com.

Dr. Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, Project Director and sponsored by Mizzou Advantage, the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors program, the Museum of Art & Archaeology, the Afro-Romance Institute, the George Caleb Bingham Gallery, MU Libraries, and the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

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