Our eco-cities: The role of arts and creatives

I was invited by LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore in April 2022 to give a public lecture online on the topic: “Our eco-cities: The role of arts and creatives“. In this public presentation we focused on the key trends and … Read More

IN SITU: Plase-based innovation of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas

The project “IN SITU: Place-based innovation of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas”, elaborated by a consortium of 13 European organizations, including NATFA “Kr. Sarafov”, won the competition under the program HORIZON-CL2-2021-HERITAGE- 01-03 of the European Commission! The project … Read More

Reinforcing Public and Private Partnerships for Georgia’s Creative Cluster Ecosystem

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, determined to be a leading creative city in the Caucuses The face of Tbilisi is rapidly changing. With art venues, co-working spaces and museums lining the streets, festivals and fashion week filling the calendar, and … Read More

Cultural Planning: An International perspective: New online workshop starting soon!

University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development Three scheduled online sessions: Nov 20, Nov 27 & Dec 4, 10am-12noon PDT In this workshop we examine models, case studies and examples of cultural policy and planning at … Read More

Immigration policies, governance of ethnic minorities and multiculturalism: A snapshot interview with Miikka Pyykkönen

Miikka Pyykkönen has worked at the department of social sciences and philosophy in University of Jyväskylä Finland since 2000. He is specialized in politics of cultural diversity and multiculturalism, civil society, Foucauldian methodology and analytics of power, governance of ethnic … Read More

Cultural policies: relevance to real life

Aimed at providing young/early career cultural policy researchers with the opportunity to meet fellow researchers, share their experiences and analyse topical research issues regarding content and methodology, the YCPR Forum brought together in Helsinki, on the 11-12 October 2011, researchers, students, … Read More

A short talk with Davide Ponzini: “Passion and critical approach for exploring new frontiers between urban and cultural policy research”

Davide Ponzini received his PhD in Urban Planning from Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently Assistant Professor (Ricercatore) of Urban Planning. His research activity focuses on planning theory, policy tool analysis, urban and cultural policy, heritage preservation, spectacularization of … Read More

“Culture can play a crucial role in urban development because of its multidimensional impacts”: a short talk with Mariangela Lavanga

Mariangela Lavanga is a lecturer at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research focuses on cultural and creative industries, urban (re)development, creative cities, creative clusters and cultural policy. Mariangela holds a PhD in Communication Economics from IULM University in Milan, a … Read More

A fresh approach to culture-led regeneration policies

Claire Bullen (UK) is the winner of the 7th Cultural Policy Research Award 2010 (CPRA). Claire is a 2nd year PhD Student at the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures – an inter-disciplinary research centre at the University of Manchester. The … Read More

Stimulating eventfulness: a catalyst for cities’ strategic development: An interview with Greg Richards

The book Eventful Cities. Cultural Management and Urban Revitalisation is a successful attempt to connect theory and practice related to the processes of cultural event development, management and marketing, and to look at these processes in a wider global, social, … Read More