The conference Cultural Policies Towards Economic and Social Urban Sustainability, aims at fostering an exchange between Switzerland and the UK on issues relating to sustainable development. Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK, the conference is part of the ongoing Swiss-UK Dialogue Series.
Cllr Martin Vollenwyder, Deputy Mayor of Zürich, and Cllr Peter John, Leader of Southwark Council will discuss policies, experiences and lessons learned in Zürich and Southwark.
Charles Landry, Director of Comedia and Author of “The Creative City” and “The Art of City Making” will explore the dynamics of urban civic creativity.
Professor Timon Beyes (Leuphana University Lüneburg) and Artist Prof Simeon Nelson (University of Hertfordshire) will discuss the politics of urban cultural interventions;
Professor Josep Acebillo, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, AAM-USI, Switzerland,
Former Chief Architect of the City of Barcelona will address the role of urban design as both the canvas for cultural reflections and a physical space for social inclusion.
Date: 7 July 2011, 12.45-17.30, followed by reception
Venue: Glaziers Hall, Court Room, 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, London SE1 9DD
The conference is free of charge. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org