This Bass Connections course examines the relationship between urban development and cultural production in specific contemporary and historical contexts, past and present. Cultural industries generally include printing, publishing and multimedia art, audiovisual, phonographic and cinematographic productions, as well as art creation, marketing and design and local art markets in the urban environment. The aim is to analyze the impact of creative industries on the economic development of a city and what one can learn from historical and present-day examples through the analysis of data. Analytical methods, theories and practices will be interwoven throughout the course. Instructor consent required.