M. (Mariangela) Lavanga

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Mariangela Lavanga is Assistant Professor in Cultural Economics at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She lectures in the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies (IBACS), the Pre-Master Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship, and the Master in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship. Her expertise lies in the analysis of the interrelations between cultural and creative industries and cities. She focuses on fashion and design-oriented firms, their business and growth models, and internationalization strategies; fashion and design fairs and events as temporary clusters; spillover effects. 

Mariangela holds a PhD in Communication Economics / Cultural Economics from IULM University in Milan, a MSc in Urban Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a BA/MSc in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. Between 2006 and 2010, Mariangela was post-doc researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). At the UvA she collaborated in the project ‘Places and their Culture. The evolution of Dutch cultural industries from an international perspective, 1600-2000’ financed within the Dutch Scientific Council (NWO) program ‘Urbanization and Urban Culture’.

Mariangela has over 10 years of academic and professional experience as a researcher, lecturer and consultant. She has provided research and consultancy services for government authorities, foundations and organizations across Europe.

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  • I. Rozentale & M. Lavanga (2014). The 'universal' characteristics of creative industries revisited: The case of Riga. City, Culture and Society, 5 (2), 55-64. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccs.2014.05.006
  • M. Lavanga (2013). Artists in urban regeneration processes: use and abuse? Territoire en Mouvement (TEM), 17/18, 6-19.
  • A.P. Russo, L. van den Berg & M. Lavanga (2007). Toward a Sustainable Relationship between City and University: A Stakeholdership Approach. Journal of Planning, Education and Research (Cincinnati), 27 (2), 199-216. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0739456X07307208[go to publisher's site]
  • M. Lavanga & S. Schützle (2013). Social Innovation and the Arts. Artists alone are not enough! Tafter Journal: Esperienze e Strumenti per Cultura e Territorio, 62 (Agosto 2013).[go to publisher's site]
  • M. Lavanga, R. Kloosterman & C. Zimmermann (2009). Introduction. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Urban History (EAUH) – Session S21 ‘The Rise and Fall of Urban Cultural Industries’. Ciham – UMR 5648, Lyon: CD-ROM Histoire Comparée des Villes Européennes
  • R. Kloosterman & M. Lavanga (2009). Cities and Culture: The Evolution of Dutch Cultural Industries from an International Perspective, 1600-2000. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Urban History (EAUH) – Session S21 ‘The Rise and Fall of Urban Cultural Industries’. Ciham – UMR 5648, Lyon: CD-ROM Histoire Comparée des Villes Européennes.
  • M. Lavanga (2007). The role of culture in an old industrial city? Pioneer Tampere! Regions Magazine, 266 (1), 18-20. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13673882.2007.9680875
  • M. Lavanga & S. Pastorino (2006). Arte Pubblica e Pianificazione Urbana nell'Esperienza Olandese. Economia della Cultura, 16 (3), 319-328.
  • M. Lavanga (2004). Rotterdam verso uno sviluppo urbano sostenibile. Economia della Cultura, 14 (1), 143-152.
  • T. Brydges, M. Lavanga & L. von Gunten (2014). Entrepreneurship in the Fashion Industry: A Case Study of Slow Fashion Businesses. In A. Schramme, G. Hagoort & R. Kooyman (Eds.), Beyond Frames. Dynamics between the creative industries, knowledge institutions and the urban context (pp. 73-79). Delft: Eburon Academic Press/University of Chicago Press
  • A. Pratt, P. Borrione, M. Lavanga & M. D'Ovidio (2012). International change and technological evolution in the fashion industry. In M. Agnoletti, A. Carandini & W. Santagata (Eds.), Essays and Researches. International Biennial of Cultural and Environmental Heritage (pp. 359-376). Pontedera: Bandecchi & Vivaldi Editori e Stampatori
  • M. Lavanga (2014). Finlayson/Tampella area in Tampere, Finland. In L. Marques & G. Richards (Eds.), Creative Districts around the World (pp. 81-86). Breda: CELTH/NHTV
  • G. Ferilli, P.L. Sacco & M. Lavanga (2012). Le politiche territoriali: metodi e strumenti (Urban policies: methods and instruments). In P.L. Sacco, G. Ferilli & G. Tavano Blessi (Eds.), Cultura e sviluppo locale. Verso il distretto culturale evoluto [Culture and Local Development. The Evolved Cultural District] (pp. 93-115). Bologna: Il Mulino
  • A. Pratt, P. Borrione, M. Lavanga & M. D'Ovidio (2012). Trasformazioni internazionali ed evoluzione tecnologica nella moda. In M. Agnoletti, A. Carandini & W. Santagata (Eds.), Studi e Ricerche. Biennale Internazionale dei Beni Culturali e Ambientali (pp. 377-394). Pontedera: Bandecchi & Vivaldi Editori e Stampatori
  • E. Braun & M. Lavanga (2010). An International Glimpse of National Policies for Creative Industries. In Z. Xiaoming, H. Huilin & Z. Jiangang (Eds.), Blue Book of China’s Culture. Annual Report on Development of China’s Cultural Industries (nian zhong guo wen hua chan ye fa zhan bao gao) (pp. 309-332). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press
  • M. Lavanga (2009). Kültür ve Şehirler. Kentsel Dönüşüm ve Sürdürülebilir Kentsel Yapılandırma. In S. Ada (Ed.), Kültür Politikaları ve Yönetimi (KPY) Yıllık 2009: Kültür Politikaları ve Kentler. Amsterdam: Boekmanstudies / İstanbul Bilgi University Press
  • M. Lavanga (2009). From an industrial to an e-city, a cultural city and.. a creative one?! Tampere’s path to post-Fordism. In P. Benneworth & G.-J. Hospers (Eds.), The role of culture in the economic development of old industrial regions (European regions, 3). Münster: Lit Verlag
  • M. Lavanga (2009). Becoming a sustainable creative city. Cultural industries and urban (re)development in Tampere. In F. Eckardt & L. Nyström (Eds.), Culture and the City. (Future Urban Research in Europe, 3). Berlin: BWV - Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag
  • M. Lavanga (2009). Culture and Cities. Urban regeneration and sustainable urban redevelopment. In S. Ada (Ed.), Cultural Policy and Management (kpy) Yearbook: Cultural Policy and Cities. Amsterdam: Boekmanstudies / İstanbul Bilgi University Press
  • R. Comunian & M. Lavanga (2006). Il Cultural Planning a Livello Internazionale. Rotterdam, Tampere, Newcastle Gateshead. In S. De Martin & P.L. Sacco (Eds.), Il Cultural Planning: principi ed esperienze. Roma: Carocci editore
  • M. Trimarchi & M. Lavanga (2005). Le Politiche di Promozione dell’Arte Contemporanea all’Estero: Modelli, Strumenti e Meccanismi d'Azione. In P.L. Sacco, W. Santagata & M. Trimarchi (Eds.), L'arte contemporanea italiana nel mondo. Analisi e Strumenti. Milano: Skira Editore, Opera DARC
  • M. Lavanga (2004). Pescara, Matera, Lecce: la Via Adriatica al Benessere Culturale (Pescara, Matera, Lecce: the Adriatic Way to Cultural Well-Being). In M. Trimarchi (Ed.), Il Benessere Culturale nel Mezzogiorno: Esperienze, Politiche, Prospettive. Roma: ISMEZ
  • M. Lavanga (2004). Creative Industries, Cultural Quarters and Urban Development: the case studies of Rotterdam and Milan. In G. Mingardo & M. van Hoek (Eds.), Urban Management in Europe Vol. II: Towards a sustainable development. Rotterdam: MEMR - The Thesis Series. Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • M. Lavanga (2014, januari 10). Finlayson/Tampella area in Tampere, Finland. . Retrieved Jan 12, 2015, from http://creativedistricts.imem.nl/
  • M. Lavanga & S. Schützle (2013). Gli artisti da soli non bastano! Arte e innovazione sociale. Doppiozero, October (Che Fare). doi: http://dx.doi.org/http://www.doppiozero.com/materiali/chefare/gli-artisti-da-soli-non-bastano
  • M. Lavanga (2011). Регенерация родной культуры: концепции и стратегии (Urban cultural regeneration: concepts and strategies). In D Dobb (Ed.), Politicile culturale locale ca stimulent al schimbării = Разработка местной культурной политики : Катализатор перемен (pp. 360-379). Amsterdam: European Cultural Foundation
  • M. Lavanga (2011). Regenerarea culturii autohtone: concebte si strategii ((Urban cultural regeneration: concepts and strategies). In D. Dobb (Ed.), Politicile culturale locale ca stimulent al schimbării = Разработка местной культурной политики : Катализатор перемен (pp. 64-79). Amsterdam: European Cultural Foundation
  • R. Kloosterman, M. Lavanga, E.S. Stegmeijer & J. Haijen (2009). Proeftuinen – Cultuur als hefboom voor de locale economie. De cases Helsinki, Manchester, Lille, Milaan en Birmingham. In T. Metze & J. Saris (Eds.), Creative economie verandert de stad. Onderzoeksbundel bij community of practice proeftuinen creatieve economie. Gouda: Habiforum
  • R. Kloosterman, M. Lavanga, E.S. Stegmeijer & J. Haijen (2008). Cultuur als hefboom voor de locale economie. De cases Helsinki, Manchester, Lille, Milaan en Birmingham. In J. Saris, S. van Dommelen & T. Metze (Eds.), Nieuwe ideeen voor oude gebouwen. Creative economie en stedelijke herontwikkeling. Rotterdam: NAi publishers
  • M. Lavanga (2004). AND ... what next?! The Evolution of Rotterdam Cultural Policy: The 1980s and 1990s, the European Cultural Capital 2001. XING Magazin, 1, 36-39.
  • P.L. Sacco, M. Lavanga, M. Martinoni, G. Ferrilli, S. Pedrini & M. Bonicelli (2004). Studio di Fattibilità: Sviluppo di un Distretto Culturale nella Provincia di Pescara. (Extern rapport). Bologna: Goodwill for Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pescara
  • P.L. Sacco, M. Lavanga, M. Martinoni, S. Pastorino & M. Bonicelli (2003). Studio di Fattibilità: Sviluppo di una strategia di fundraising per la Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte - Torino. (Extern rapport). Bologna: Goodwill for Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
  • L. van den Berg, A. Russo, M. Lavanga & T. Cantell (2003). Helsinki as a student City. The City of Helsinki Urban Facts, 3, 13-16.
  • M. Lavanga, P.L. Sacco, M. Trimarchi, C. Gambini & S. Baldelli (2003). Il Museo Invisibile: i giovani e l’offerta culturale locale locale a Verona, Reggio Emilia, Firenze, Siena, Matera, Lecce. (Extern rapport). Milano: Osservatorio Impresa e Cultura for Museum Image
  • M. Lavanga (2016, april 6). INVITED SPEAKER - Fashion and Sustainability. Rotterdam, Erasmus Paviljoen, “The True Cost” documentary and debate organized by Sustainable RSM and SG Erasmus.
  • M. Lavanga (2012, september 25). Design industries. Rotterdam, Design-Debat Rotterdam 360° - Designplatform Rotterdam.
  • M. Lavanga & L. Sacco (2017). Placing the Amsterdam Fashion Week in the Career Path of Fashion Designers. Business History @ Erasmus - International seminar "Exploring Fashion Capitals in the Long Twentieth Century": Rotterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2017, december 7 - 2017, december 8).
  • B. Wubs, M. Lavanga & A.G. Janssens (2017). CO-ORGANISER. Business History @ Erasmus - International seminar "Exploring Fashion Capitals in the Long Twentieth Century": Rotterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2017, december 7 - 2017, december 8).
  • M. Lavanga (2017). PANELLIST - "Closing Panel Session: The Future of the Fashion Capital". Business History @ Erasmus - International seminar "Exploring Fashion Capitals in the Long Twentieth Century": Rotterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2017, december 7 - 2017, december 8).
  • M. Lavanga (2017). DISCUSSANT "Session B: Manufacturing Fashion". Business History @ Erasmus - International seminar "Exploring Fashion Capitals in the Long Twentieth Century": Rotterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2017, december 7 - 2017, december 8).
  • A.G. Janssens & M. Lavanga (2017). An Expensive, Confusing and Ineffective Suit of Armour: Assessing the Intellectual Property Protection System Available for Fsahion Designers in the Digital Era. Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG. Session "Trending Now: The Geographies of Fashion in the Digital Age (3) - Spaces, Systems and Values": London (2017, augustus 29 - 2017, september 1).
  • T. Brydges, B.J. Hracs & M. Lavanga (2017). CO-ORGANISER of four sessions entitled "Trending Now: The Geographies of Fashion in the Digital Age". (1) - Fashion Cities; (2) - Intermediaries, (3) - Spaces, Systems and Values, (4) - The Future of Fashion. Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG: London (2017, augustus 29 - 2017, september 1).
  • M. Lavanga (2017). Exploring the strategies of fashion weeks’ organizers in second-tier fashion capitals; a longitudinal study on the Amsterdam Fashion Week. Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG. "Creating&Communicating Knowledge, Practices and Values:Exploring the Dynamics of Local Anchors and Trans-Local Communities": London (2017, augustus 29 - 2017, september 1).
  • M. Lavanga (2017). CHAIR and DISCUSSANT in the session "Trending Now: The Geographies of Fashion in the Digital Age (3) - Spaces, Systems and Values". Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society RGS-IBG: London (2017, augustus 29 - 2017, september 1).
  • M. Lavanga (2016). CO-ORGANISER - What’s next? The Future of the Fashion Industry. Day program “Behind the Scenes in the Fashion Industry” & Evening program "Pioneers in Fashion: Better and Greener": Rotterdam, Het Nieuwe Instituut (2016, maart 10 - 2016, maart 10).
  • M. Lavanga & L. van der Linden (2016). Behind the scenes in Dutch fashion: Bridging the gap between independent fashion designers, craftsmen and fashion intermediaries. 4th International Nwfashionconference - Local Fashion Communities: Antwerp (2016, november 25 - 2016, november 26).
  • M. Lavanga (2016). CO-ORGANISER - Be Creative: Transformation in the New Cultural Industries. Studium Witte de With: Rotterdam, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (2016, maart 11 - 2016, maart 11).
  • M. Lavanga & M. Drosner (2016). Sustainability (re)enters cultural-led urban (re)development: towards a new paradigm of creative city or the same devil in disguise? Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2016, Session "Negotiating the ‘creative city’; A new cultural governance for the ‘creative city’?": San Francisco (2016, maart 28 - 2016, april 2).
  • M. Lavanga (2015). CO-ORGANISER. Behind the scenes in Dutch fashion; the future of fashion in Rotterdam: Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (2015, januari 18 - 2015, januari 18).
  • M. Lavanga & J. Michael (2015). CO-ORGANISER, CHAIR and CURATOR - Music Talks #2: Rotterdam Music Scenes: Überhip or Pretty Dead? Artistic Symposium on Music, Creative Scenes and the City: Rotterdam, Podium Grounds (2015, november 10 - 2015, november 10).
  • M. Lavanga (2014). ORGANISER, CHAIR and DISCUSSANT of two sessions entitled"Fashion". 18th International Conference on Cultural Economics (ACEI): ESG/UQAM School of Management, Montreal (Canada) (2014, juni 24 - 2014, juni 27).
  • M. Lavanga (2008). PANELLIST: “Creativity, Creative Industries and Experience Economy”. 5th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR): Istanbul, Bilgi University.
  • M. Lavanga (1999). xxx.

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