Creativity Knowledge Cities

Dan and Toby Bennett (Solent University) organised a roundtable at the Creativity Knowledge Cities hosted at the Watershed in Bristol. The participants were:

Dr Daniel Ashton (organiser), Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
Dr Toby Bennett (organiser), Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Southampton Solent University
Louise Coysh, Associate Director (Arts and Culture), University of Southampton
James Gough, Director, Southampton Cultural Development Trust
Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde, Freelance consultant (formerly John Hansard Gallery/University of Southampton)
Matt Salvage, Director, SoCo Music
Susanna Edwards, Independent artist and researcher

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Here is the overview from the programme:

This roundtable explores implications of “ordinary cities” (Amin and Graham, 1997), “small cities” (Van Heur, 2010), and “cold spots, crap towns and cultural deserts” (Gilmore, 2013) for creative city futures. Taking Southampton as a case study, it asks academic, industry and community-focused participants in the city’s cultural regeneration to critically reflect on navigating the values and material realities of the ‘creative city’-in-the-making.

 

 

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