Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rebuild21: Brief summary of day 1

Rebuild21 is an organisation commited to rebuilding business, politics and media for the 21st century. Sofus Midtgaard kicked off their annual conference today by outlining the four main topics of this year’s conference and talked about how they all face … Continue reading

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Hansard report on Creative Industries in Northern Ireland

The Hansard report on how to support cultural and creative industries in Northern Ireland is out. I think the following points might be of interest to any place that wants to thrive in the creative and cultural economy. Key points: … Continue reading

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What happened to our cultural utopia(s)?

Should art and culture be useful in resolving societal issues and do artists need to relate to current affairs? – and also should politicians relate to contemporary art? Last night the Danish Minister for Culture, Uffe Elbæk, hosted the second … Continue reading

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Key Takeaways from the Urban Gardening Growthshop

Yesterday approximately 100 people attended the Urban Garden Growthshop in Aarhus to green the city. Alongside the planting activism the organisers, Center for Urban Kunst, had put together an interesting seminar. The seminar speakers included both academics and practitioners from … Continue reading

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What is creativity and why is it crucial to cities?

On Saturday, 5 May, I will be giving a talk about the importance of creativity in cities at the Urban Gardening event in Aarhus. This is a key issue for me and for Centre for Cities and Creativity. In a … Continue reading

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