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Capital of culture

Capital of culture



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  • Turkish, german, coration, latin and hungarian cultural roots
  • Early christian-roman, medieval, classisist, second half of 19 th century, modern times
  • Council: strategic guidance co-ordination board: consultive body

Pecs Pecs Presentation Transcript

  • P é cs’ Application
  • Their Strategy
    • “ In 2010 Pécs wishes to fulfil these two urban functions as the European Capital of Culture: it is going to present the cultural achievements of the city and the country in a European context and at the same time the cultural diversity of its international cultural region that is open towards the Balkans”
    • Not a metropolis, just the perfect size!
    • Cultural heritage & innovation
    • Multicultural city
    • City of regionalism & decentralization
    • Bridge between Old Europe & New Europe
    • (http://www.pecs2010.hu/file/StaticPages/nyilvanos_dokumentumok/pecs2010_english.pdf)
  • Their Structure
    • The city and its message
    • Cultural planning of the city
    • Development
    • Planning cultural events
    • Organizational structure
    • Financial planning
  • The City . . .
    • P écs = five “Fuenfkirchen”, “Quinque Ecclesiae”
    • Five cultural layers
    • Five temporal layers
    • Some cultural highlights:
    • POSZT – National theatre festival
    • National film festival
  • . . . Its message for Europe
    • Cultural experience of a borderline region
    • Emphasis on the cultural legacy of East-Central European socialism
  • Cultural Planning of the city
    • Tackle the challenges of post-industrial era by:
    • Shift towards culture
    • Transformation of old industrial facilities into art spaces
    • Foster creative industries
  • Development
    • Improve public transportation
    • Development in IT
    • Revive and support rundown neighborhoods
    • Stress the individuality of various city quarters
    • Develop a cultural center
    • Focus on specific key projects
  • Planning cultural events
    • Preparatory years:
    • 2006: cultural heritage
    • 2007: education and learning
    • 2008: environment and health
    • 2009: religious culture
  • Organisation
    • Two levels:
    • Political & strategic level
    • Operational management
  • Financial Planning
  • Aims - Long-term urban development - Multiculturality - Accomplish cultural decentralization
    • To ensure cultural and artistic spaces of appropriate number, size
    • and of international standard
    - Become Hungary’s most dynamic and progressive city - Make the population satisfied with the amount and range of events and services - Encourage innovation / unfold talents - Strengthen cultural tourism in regional level - Transform economy into culture-based one - Create competitive and sustainable tourist destination - Expand local audience of culture
  • Programmatic focuses
    • Motto: “The Borderless City”
    • Crossing national borders as well as intellectual ones using the common language of the arts
    • Urban development projects
    • Renewed public places, streets, squares, neighbourhoods, new cultural centres, etc.
  • Urban development projects
        • Creating the new cultural quarter Zsolnay in Pecs by renovating the area of the porcelain manufactory
        • Focus on knowledge, creating a library & knowledge centre as the “city's living room” with variety of community, cultural and leisure time activity
        • Focus on museums, for example the Grand Exhibition Space – Museum Street
        • Revival of Public Spaces and Parks where users can spend their leisure time in many different ways
  • Are the criteria met?
    • Е uropean dimension:
    • Mentioned in the application, but neglected in the actual programme
    • Focus on benefits for Hungary and Pecs
    • City & Citizens:
    • Strong focus on participation of the citizens
    • Attractiveness of the city
  • Sustainability
    • Developing concepts for the future of the city:
    • Infrastructure
    • Improvements of marginalized areas
    • Increase the attractiveness for tourists & qualitiy of life of the citizens
  • Thank you for your attention!