Moderator Olaf Furniss, Founder/Director, Music Tourist and Wide Events CIC
Speakers Márton Náray, SoundCzech / Lucia Dubačová, Director of the Creative Institute Trenčín and the project Trenčín 2026 - European Capital of Culture / Kamau Makumi, Musician and Music Producer of the band Mary PopKids / Codruta Vulcu, ARTmania Festival
Cultural Cities & City Development
Presented by: ESNS
THU - Oosterpoort - Front 1 - 16:30-17:30
Futurism, Social, Politics & Policy, Education, Marketing & Communication
Think of culture and urban development as a two-way street rather than a tandem bike. They are unlikely to happen at the same time and usually come from opposite sides, meeting in the middle. Strategic cultural projects such as the European Capital of Culture or similar Cultural Cities endeavour, go hand-in-hand with infrastructure investments, which can permanently re-shape the face and reputation of a city. How can these initiatives deliver legacy benefits for everyone including the wider public and grassroots operators, as well well-resourced, established organisations? And can private companies and individual professionals be integrated into these strategic projects, in order to develop a diverse and complementary cultural infrastructure.