Urban Culture for Social Inclusion in Latin America

This event is on 21 April 2016

The European Commission and the Iberoamerican General Secretariat have invited ICC Head of Research, Dr. Beatriz García, to contribute to ‘Urban Culture for Social Inclusion in Latin America’, an international seminar hosted in Brussels on the 21 April 2016 that will open the doors to important discussions and knowledge exchange between European city experiences and Latin American cities.

Latin America, regarded as the most urbanised region of the world, has to manage the growing challenge of segregation and social exclusion within its cities. The conference will debate the relevance and importance of culture and creative industries as instruments for an inclusive and sustainable urban planning. Political leaders, urban planners, artists, representatives of the private sector and of local communities, and social and civic organisations from Latin American and European countries will contribute to the conference.

Dr. García will contribute to the panel ‘De las prácticas culturales a las políticas públicas: arte e iniciativas para la inclusión social’ (‘From cultural practices to public policy: arts and initiatives for social inclusion’), which will be chaired by Mercedes Giovinazzo (Fundación Interarts). The panellists for this session will also include:

  • Federico Seineldin (co-founder of the innovation space Njambre, Argentina)
  • Mariana Percovich (Culture Director, Montevideo City Council, Uruguay)
  • Renato Flit (Creative Economy Director, Culture Ministry, Brazil)
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