Centre for Public Cultures

Centre for Public Cultures at IADT was established in 2007 and located in the Faculty of Enterprise + Humanities. It was launched by Dr Willy Buschak, former Director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

The Centre for Public Cultures aims to promote high-quality research, teaching and public dissemination of historical and contemporary aspects of public cultures, within national, European and international contexts. The Centre promotes multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of public cultures and society. The Centre has established links with a number of national and international organisations. It aims to be the primary resource centre for Public Culture Studies in Ireland and Europe.

The Centre for Public Cultures Studies functions as an umbrella organisation for a variety of taught and research programmes within the Faculty of Enterprise + Humanities, as well as for ongoing research, dissemination projects and public debate. The Centre focuses on a number of key themes and reflects key issues on the national, European and international agenda, including:

Citizenship and Identity: access, universal rights, participation
Work identities and the individualisation of the employment relationship
Public cultures and enterprise
Ethics and the public sphere
Cultural identities and public cultures
Cultural tourism and public heritage studies
Public communication; the public sphere
Public arts and cultural interaction
Public policy
Popular cultures
Technology and culture

These themes are also addressed in the Centre’s taught MA in Public Cultures and Society.

Contact Details:

Dr Kevin Wallace, Faculty of Enterprise + Humanities 
kevin.wallace@iadt.ie, +353 1 239 4877.