22 Aug 2010
Sustainable Creative Cities | call for contributions
ASEF invites contributions on the theme of Sustainable Creative Cities.
Ideas, comments, contacts are welcome to feed into a Culture360.org feature article on the role of the arts in the globalised urban context in Asia and Europe.
In October 2010, the 4th Connecting Civil Societies of Asia and Europe Conference takes place in Brussels as a preparatory event for the Summit meeting of Heads of State of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). This conference will include a workshop on the theme: Sustainable Creative Cities – the role of the arts in globalised urban context.
Invited experts will address the roles of artists and creative workers in the evolution of globalised cities across Asia and Europe, assessing how an “artistic mode of knowing” can contribute to a transition from creative cities to sustainable creative cities. The aim is to facilitate the emergence of local urban processes of social change in partnerships between artists, cultural practitioners and communities, as opposed to top-down urban planning. The workshop outcomes will include recommendations for the ASEM Summit and will be of relevance for local governance and for ASEM cultural policy.
As a contribution to the workshop, Culture360.org is preparing a feature article with short case studies to highlight examples of Sustainable Creative Cities in Asia and Europe. These will illustrate a range of themes, focal points and values and aim to widen reflection on the subject.
You are invited to contribute your ideas, comments and contacts on two questions:
1. How can the arts/artists contribute to a transition from creative cities to sustainable creative cities?
2. Can you suggest any specific initiatives that reflect good practice in creative sustainable cities? It might be a project, policy or city.
Please provide URL links with your answers and 2-3 examples/ideas per question are plenty!
In order to be considered for the article, please respond by: AUGUST 22 2010
Send your responses to: judith.staines [at] culture360.org
The article will be published on www.culture360.org, all contributions will be acknowledged and this topic will remain open for comments and debate for a longer period.
More information on the 4th Connecting Civil Societies of Asia and Europe Conference ( 2-3 October 2010, Brussels)
The results of the Sustainable Creative Cities Workshop will be published on Culture360.org in October 2010.