What can culture do for cities?
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Professor Phil Redmond is Chair and co-founder of the ICC. Here he draws on his experience as Chair of the UK City of Culture Advisory Panel and Creative Director of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture year to outline the many ways in which culture can bring about transformative social change. One of the reasons Alexis and I helped to set up the Institute of Cultural Capital five years ago is that culture – with a small ‘c’ – is a vital element of any society or city.
Can major cultural events improve the image of cities?
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Dr Beatriz García is Head of Research at the ICC and was formerly Director of the Impacts 08 European Capital of Culture research programme. In this blog, she explains how cities such as Glasgow and Liverpool have successfully used major cultural events to transform their image through positive media coverage.