Bureaucracy in Arts and Culture

Or: Why is there so little of it?

Professor Toshkov has been studying bureaucracy, teaching about bureaucracy and doing research on bureaucracy for almost 20 years. He has been on the lookout for references to bureaucracy and bureaucrats in the arts and in pop culture – yet found little. Why is that the case? And is bureaucracy really the antithesis of art?

If you like this session, also check out Professor Toshkov’s other festival contribution:  “From Cuba to Japan: Five movies on bureaucracy”