Cultivating the Arts in Abandoned Spaces

What is the place of art and culture in the evolution of urban spaces? This book explores the dynamics of reappropriation by artistic circles, both with and without links with to local authorities. Drawing on several cases from Europe where artists have reclaimed abandoned industrial buildings, this book is both… Read More »

Transforming Abandoned Spaces Through the Arts

The toolkit "Transforming Abandoned Spaces Through the Arts" presents a variety of tools to help artists and cultural operators to: 1) Map and chose suitable abandoned spaces 2) Plan and create site-specific art interventions 3) Approach and involve the community in the project The publication is the result of a project coordinated… Read More »

GLOBAL REPORT ON CULTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT

In 2016 UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, released the UNESCO Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development. The report presents a series of analyses and recommendations for fostering the role of culture for sustainable development. The report is built on a global survey that was implemented… Read More »

Cultural Factories from Yesterday to Today

Socio-economist of culture Philippe Henry has recently released his latest article "Cultural Factories from Yesterday to Today: Between Art Factories and Shared Artistic Approaches". The revitalizing of abandoned industrial or commercial buildings transformed into spaces dedicated to artistic and cultural projects has recently taken stake in local development across Europe and beyond.… Read More »

Successful Cultural Investments in Europe

Investment in culture is broadly recognised as a key element in urban and regional development strategies. The presence and quality of cultural activities is a major factor of attractiveness of a city and a measure of quality of life. The Culture for Cities and Regions project aims to examine existing… Read More »

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