Architecture as mediator for the creative industries in Liechtenstein

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Kaps, V. (2014). Architecture as mediator for the creative industries in Liechtenstein. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on the Creative Industries, Konwledge Institutions and the Urban Environment, Antwerp Management School, Belgium.


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This paper elaborates on the first scientific findings of the ongoing research project PARK (The potential of architectural production as added value to the Creative Industries in Liechtenstein), which investigates the potential architectural production provides for strengthening the Creative Industries within the Principality of Liechtenstein and its neighbouring regions. The project’s aim is to develop strategies to achieve the goal set out by the government of Liechtenstein, which states that “Companies in the Creative Industries should be catalysts for culture and economy” (Kulturleitbild1, 2011a, p.6). It is structured in three phases, each one with its own research sub-question: 1. What role does architectural production play within the creative industries? 2. How can a strong architectural production act as a catalyst for the creative industries? And finally 3. How can the strengthened Creative Industries transform the international perception and image of Liechtenstein? The paper focuses on the first phase of PARK. Mixed methods of research are applied: on the one hand there is a quantitative study about the current state of the Creative Industries in the Principality of Liechtenstein, summarized in the first Creative Industries Report, and on the other, qualitative approaches are used to explore mediation strategies which communicate this data to the public through events such as panel discussions, exhibitions and lectures. This paper provides insights between the dynamic relationship of architecture and other branches of the creative and cultural industries, using a small, international region as a case study.


Das Potenzial des Architekturschaffens als Mehrwert für die Kreativwirtschaft Liechtensteins (PARK)
FFF-Förderprojekt, Juni 2013 bis September 2016 (abgeschlossen)

Das Forschungsprojekt PARK definiert ‚Architekturschaffen', als die Kunst, Wissenschaft und Praxis des Entwerfens, Vermittelns und Bauens. Es ist die Vermittlung von Architektur, die im Fokus ... mehr



  • Institut für Architektur und Raumentwicklung
  • Architektur und Theorie
  • Van Riemsdijk-Professur für Entrepreneurship