The session is inspired from the amalgamation of two seminal works, the 
classical work of Perroux (1950) on “economic space”, and contemporary work of 
Howkins (2013) on “creative economy”.

Historically, both the classical and the currently dominant and mainstream 
Keynesian economic theories have conceptualized economies as a ‘space-less’ 
entity. Unlike physical geographic spaces, economic spaces are intangible, 
invisible, and imperceptible. Economic space refers to the immaterial and 
material system of coordinates and attractors that gives shape to how people 
create and interact with economic values. Every platform, from Facebook to the 
smallest of forums, creates a space, where people interact, which in turn is 
contoured by the design of that space. Therefore, new spaces create new 
behaviours, and through them new social ecosystems.

A creative economy is based on people’s use of their creative imagination to 
increase an idea’s value. Howkins (2001) described economic systems, where the 
value is based on novel imaginative qualities rather than the traditional 
resources of land, labour and capital. Howkins’ creativity-based model includes 
all kinds of creativity, whether expressed in art or innovation.  The term 
increasingly refers to all economic activity that depends on a person’s 
individual creativity for its economic value whether the result has a cultural 
element or not. In this usage, the creative economy occurs wherever individual 
creativity is the main source of value and the main cause of a transaction.

The session is seeking specific case-studies, attempting to conceptualize and 
re-create creative economic spaces around the world.

Selected References:
Perroux, F. (1950), “Economic Space: Theory and Applications”, The Quarterly 
Journal of Economics, Vol. 64, No. 1, pp. 89-104, Oxford University Press.
Howkins J. (2013), The Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas, 
Penguin, UK.

Please send titles and abstracts (max. 250 words) to Dr. Anjan Sen 
( by Monday, 22nd October 2018, with your IMIS ID / PIN. 
I will respond about acceptance by Wednesday, 24th October 2018.

Reply via email to