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Center for Arts, Business & Culture

At the Center for Arts, Business & Culture (ABC), we seek to act as a bridge between different spheres and forms of knowledge, in order to better understand and contribute to society through relevant research.

The studies carried out at ABC focus on:  

  • aesthetic and cultural analyses of economic activities, for example how experiences, emotions, stories, and symbols create value, 
  • economic and organizational analysis of artistic activities, for example the organization of artistic practices and the values of art, 
  • arts-based and experimental methods in research, education and action. 

We collaborate with artists and artistic organizations, businesses communities, the public and civil sector, and researchers from a variety of disciplines, nationally and internationally. We welcome a multitude of theoretical and methodological approaches, and encourage interdisciplinary projects.

The center runs a Methods Lab and is integrated with SSE Art Initiative.  

ABC is a research center at SIR, Stockholm School of Economics Institute for Research. The SIR Foundation is a national research institute for the economic sciences, with a focus on Business Administration in the broadest sense.