Bruno’s research for his postgraduate degree in Arts Management at Birkbeck examines the Argentine philosopher Néstor García Canclini´s relationships with various non-academic institutions in Latin America during the 1990s and the 2000s. It emphasises the shortage of communication between scholars and non-academic policy-making institutions through its study of García Canclini´s cultural policy activism. Through García Canclini’s discussion of cultural issues with bureaucrats, legislators, policy-makers, politicians, private managers and newspaper editors, Bruno’s research evaluates García Canclini’s most important engagements to present how cultural policy can move from being an institutionally-oriented instrument to an intellectually-oriented mechanism. Bruno’s research raises key theoretical debates such as the role of intellectuals in Latin America, cultural policy institutional development, cultural spaces, national development, urban studies, the cultural industries, globalisation and identities, and the multiplicity of cultural policy-makers.
Bruno Peron Loureiro is a Brazilian PhD student in Arts Management at Birkbeck College. He holds a bachelor degree in International Relations from the São Paulo State University (UNESP) and a masters degree in Latin American Studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Bruno’s research interests focus on the relationships between intellectuals, institutions, cultural issues and cultural policy in Latin America.