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    Reflections on Rio 2016: Bad stories are not always the truest

    Beatriz Garcia Sunday, August 21st, 2016

    In the third in a series of blogs from Rio 2016, Dr Beatriz García considers whether mainstream media coverage of Rio during the Games has paid sufficient attention to the positive urban, social and cultural changes occurring in Rio either as a result of the Games or in parallel to them.

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    Reflections on Rio 2016: Can the Olympic Games make do without a Cultural Olympiad?

    Beatriz Garcia Saturday, August 20th, 2016

    In the second in a series of blogs from Rio 2016, ICC Head of Research, Dr Beatriz García, reflects on how the absence of a four-year Cultural Olympiad has impacted on this year’s Games and considers the potential future role of the Cultural Olympiad, particularly for Tokyo, the host of the next Summer Games.

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    Reflections on Rio 2016: The Olympic Artists in Residence initiative

    Beatriz Garcia Saturday, August 20th, 2016

    In the first of a series of blogs from Rio 2016, Dr Beatriz García reflects on the Artists in Residence initiative that is being trialled for the first time ever at an Olympic Games. What value have the commissioned artists brought to the Games and what place might similar initiatives have in terms of future Olympic cultural programming?

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    We’re not social workers but… Professional identities in collaborative cultural work

    Kerry Wilson Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

    In her latest blog, ICC Head of Research Kerry Wilson discusses how cultural sectors renegotiate their professional jurisdiction in response to social policy and public health priorities, drawing upon her research with public libraries and museums.

 
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