The MMIAM Journey

A blog about the Master of Management
in International Arts Management program

Ekkehard Jung is Managing Director for the European FilmPhilharmonic Institute in Berlin

“We Only See a Small Fraction of What’s Going on Around Us. You Have to Ask Questions”

A MMIAM Journey Interview with Ekkehard Jung

Ekkehard Jung is a German musician and arts administrator living in Berlin. He is Managing Director and Partner for the European FilmPhilharmonic Institute as well as the Managing Director and Owner of his own firm, Ekkehard Jung Artists & Projects. He is a new member of the MMIAM International Advisory Committee. Below is his interview …

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Cultural Omnivorousness in South Korea

The Effects of Political Participation, Religion and Cultural Infrastructure (Abridged)

Bourdieu (1984) proposed the concept of “cultural capital,” which suggests that social class corresponds to cultural tastes, a notion that has sparked discussions about cultural hierarchy worldwide. In contrast to the theory of cultural capital, it was found that American elites showed more eclectic tastes, ranging from high culture to popular culture (Peterson and Simkus …

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“I find it very intriguing to see how many worlds are out there”

Laura Hirvi is a German-Finnish cultural anthropologist living and working in Berlin. She is Managing Director of Virtual Reality Berlin-Brandenburg (VRBB), a post she has occupied since August 2021. Earlier this summer, Laura joined the MMIAM International Advisory Committee. She and Brittany Johnson recently spoke, via Zoom, about her career. In this article, Laura discusses …

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Advocating for the arts

An interview with Virginie Lacombe

Virginie Lacombe has worked for the City of Montréal, for RIDEAU, an international showcase event, and for Mouvement d’implication francophone d’Orleans (MIFO), a cultural venue, as an artistic coordinator. She now works for Loisir Sport Outaouais as a development agent for the recreational cultural sector. She completed the MMIAM program in 2019 and additionally holds …

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