Maroš Krivý, “Kultuuri ‘parasiidiaed’” [Culture as an Eden]. Müürileht, 39 (2014), 29.

published in Estonian

If some seventy years ago Theodor Adorno pinned down the term “cultural industry” in a critical spirit, it is today almost verbatim—as cultural (and creative) industries—used to describe what is seen as the key sector of the post-welfare, post-Fordist model of economic growth. How can we challenge the top-down model of undemocratic decision making without jumping on the bandwagon of bottom-up self-entrepreneurialization and self-precarization? It is here that cultural actors must politicize the realm of culture by considering its social forms and political effects and not only artistic content.