On Wednesday 14th November, the V&A plays host to our special ‘Transforming Public Space’ session. This half-day event brings cultural practitioners, urban planners and economic development people into a conversation about the role of culture in improving the liveability of city streets.
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Creative Clusters 2007 looks at some of the tough questions facing the creative economy agenda. Speakers with diverse perspectives examine the conventions and assumptions of the cultural industries in debates and discussions throughout the conference.
- Creativity and the Economy: A golden age or a lot of lot air?
- Sink or Swim: the Equal Debate
- Show You the Ropes: Can you ‘train’ people to be part of the creative class?
- Black Creative Enterprise in London
The Artist as Property Developer Creative Clusters 2007 welcomes Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Culture Authority, as he discusses Saadiyat Island as part of the session ‘The Artist As Property Developer: Cultural buildings as part of the infrastructure of the modern city’. Saadiyat Island is a £13 billion (GBP) mixed commercial, […]
Global demand for creative products and services is booming, and the creative industries comprise one of the fastest growing sectors of the world economy. But are governments still treating the creative sector as too much of a special case? Should policy interventions emphasise cultural and regional exceptionalism, or is the creative sector now mature enough to warrant a ‘grown-up’ industrial policy that emphasises productivity, employment, export and innovation?
Creative Clusters 2007, London
Creative Districts across London, including Southbank, City Fringe and Soho/West End
9th – 14th November 2007
The Conference included a special unscheduled keynote by Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and Director of the Old Vic, Kevin Spacey.