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Our culture is continually changing due to the impact of migration patterns. Many languages are now spoken in Australia. Attempts have been made to measure ‘culture’ through a range of indices: ...

Our culture is continually changing due to the impact of migration patterns. Many languages are now spoken in Australia. Attempts have been made to measure ‘culture’ through a range of indices: Florida, Monocle and Anholt, but are subjective to cultural bias.

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  • Understand that measuring culture is a complex and intangible system in the workings of a city What is sydney’s culture -complex -incomparable to other cities – subjective –
  • Immeasureable but invaluable And sometimes the things we cant measure are the most valuable things in life
  • Culture influences all parts of the urban system – culture shapes our approach to other parts of the system -defined/dependent on time and defined by natural environment/resources. Coevolution of culture and environment We cannot ignore the past in understanding the present and preparing for the future.
  • Our disregard about the value of culture is dawning on us – finally
  • UN measurement that measures country’s average achievements as a summary composite of longevity (life expectancy index) , knowledge(educational index) , and a decent standard of living (gdp index). Our previous measures of the wealth of society were measured in gdp - Gdp not a definitive measure of quality of life. “ Over the last fifty years the percentage of people in the developed world who say that they are happy with life has stayed constant whereas their financial wealth has increased enormously.”(Royal Institute of British Architects)
  • If only measurign gdp as a measure of succes - We’ve lost perpective on what we value in our culture – Currently our values, blinded by our current neo classical economic theory that has manifested into mass consumer culture.
  • 1. New zealand: recognition of traditional owners: leads to more cultural awareness: looking to the past helps us understand ourselves today and helps us shape our future 2. Colorado: cap on development proposals: recognising other elements of the system over built development and economic growth Cuba: return to the local These are precedents for our changing culture
  • Peak oil at current consumption rates runs out in 40 yrs – Garnaut -challenge is to shift away from oil- that fuels our mass consumer culture -in the future with limited oil reserves we predict a necesarry shift away from global networks like trade and travel – towards living within the local. -due to the factors of time and environment, due to its relatively recent development as a city - Sydney has an identity crisis –– not giving enough importance to clture – reprioritising culture for true value – gain better understanding and allow for a resilient community that can face/adapt to challenge.
  • Conceptual plan A guide for translating cultural values into the plannign system Acknowledges the weaknesses of our plan – any plan – in trying to quantify culture- as culture itself is immeasureable and subjective. -our vision is that each cultural plan will be tailored to specific local areas
  • Currently our values, blinded by our current neo classical economic theory that has manifested into mass consumer culture. We realise that this pursuit of growth and material possessions does not equal a high quality of life – the things that we truly value – With this plan – there is time to change now
  • Aims relate to Jon Hawkes’ ideals: in tools for creative participation in community cultural development a shorter working week,set time for arts elements in educational programs, paid time for cultural activities 2. Local networks and transparent government systems that facilitate discovery, dissemination and promotion; 3. 4. the tangible materials and tools with which to make stuff
  • 5. Places for work, to practice, to play, to experiment, to make and to show 6. people who are really good at liberating the creativity of others; 7. Allowing member sof the community to become a source of knowledge 8. Having access to the past, current and future element s of culture
  • Cultural plan informs budget allocation for Council Management plan The plan allocates funding from section 94 developer contributions towards cultural needs. Contribution are set aside
  • The plan allocates funding based on a combination of surveys from the community, ABS data and an audit of the cultural infrastructure Factors of culture measure cultural infrastructure to inform funding allocation – Funding arrangements: -new: sect. 94 -exsiting: council management plan –budget – if within council control - if not within council control – budget goes towards lobbying relevant authority
  • Measures Possible measures – can be adapted to suit local area -conceptual example
  • Eg for museums
  • Regulatory Sits within the legislative planning framework -mechanism exists within the EPA act – need to be added to the local govt act Champions: Within the council - - community
  • Cannot completely ignore our current influence of the economic model Therefore the plan that we have develpoed sits within this model – attempting to highlight the importance of culture in quantitative terms A step towards reprioritising our values to put culture on top

Reprioritising our values to recognise culture for its true value | Biocity Studio Reprioritising our values to recognise culture for its true value | Biocity Studio Presentation Transcript

  • eltin miletic safiah moore culture image source: moore 2008 1. Introduction 2. Culture defined 3. Precedents 4. Challenge 5. The Cultural Plan 6. Conclusion reprioritising our values to recognise culture for its true value
  • culture values diversity art food multiculturalism language places of worship educational institutions bars restaurants people icons sub cultures clubs music organisations exhibitions history cultural expectations of built form different design expressions globalisation oppression education levels artistic expression Sydney Festival levels of knowledge cultural pockets social infrastructure changing technology resistance change communication people Shane Warne leaders museums champion library theatres parks always changing mass consumer culture local culture age culture introduction culture defined precedents challenge the cultural plan conclusion
  • “ The first step is to measure whatever can be easily measured. This is okay as far as it goes. The second step is to disregard that which can’t be measured, or give it an arbitrary quantitative value. This is artificial and misleading. The third step is to presume what can’t be measured isn’t really important. This is blindness. The fourth step is to say that what can’t be easily measured, really doesn’t exist. This is suicide!” Daniel Yankelovich, renowned American pollster culture introduction culture defined precedents challenge the cultural plan conclusion
  • culture defined
    • Shared set of beliefs, values and customs that shape human interaction between:
    • People
    • The land – natural resources
    • The Built Environment
    culture introduction culture defined precedents challenge the cultural plan conclusion URBAN SYSTEM CULTURE TIME + NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
  • auburn image source: 1. www.flickr.com culture introduction culture defined precedents challenge the cultural plan conclusion
  • "The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit," Obama said, "to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness." Obama, 2009 culture introduction culture defined precedents challenge the cultural plan conclusion
  • culture introduction culture defined precedents challenge the cultural plan conclusion Source: http://hdr.undp.org/external/flash/hdi_gdp/
  • image source: 1. www.flickr.com mass consumer culture culture introduction culture defined precedents challenge the cultural plan conclusion
  • our changing culture new zealand colorado cuba culture introduction culture defined precedents challenge the cultural plan conclusion
  • challenge culture introduction culture defined precedents challenge the cultural plan conclusion
  • cultural plan image source: moore 2008 reprioritising our values to recognise culture for its true value purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation
  • cultural plan purpose to facilitate the recognition of cultural values and promote investment towards a community that is diverse, adaptable and resilient in all aspects of culture to respond to future crises purpose framework guiding principles aims measures implementation
  • guiding principles promoting equality fostering the sharing of knowledge through the community and to the community acknowledging the finite nature of resources returning to the local a healthy city system cultural plan purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation
  • aims 1. Increase the amount of time available for the pursuit of cultural activities 2. Allow for access to networks in the community 3. Increased availability and access to information/ knowledge 4. Having physical infrastructure to support the creation and transfer of knowledge cultural plan purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation
  • aims 5. Provide spaces for the transfer of knowledge 6. Promote community leaders that champion the ‘guiding principles’ 7. Community capacity building 8. Maintaining continuity of culture 9. Allocating funding towards cultural facilities cultural plan purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation
  • framework CULTURAL PLAN: sect.94 Existing cultural infrastructure New development cultural plan purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation Local Government Act Cultural Plan Council Management Plan EP&A Act 1979 State: SEPPS Regional: REPs Local: LEPs
  • cultural infrastructure within council control: -new: Sect.94 -existing: Council Management Plan outside council control: -budget goes towards lobbying relevant authority cultural plan purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation cultural infrastructure factors of culture funding allocation
  • Cultural infrastructure Factors of Culture Funding allocation and priority % of council budget cultural plan purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation Restaurants/cafes Registered community organisations Pubs/clubs Bowling clubs Cemeteries Places of worship Clubs Golf course Libraries Community halls Monuments Museums Racecourse tracks Colleges Schools_private Schools_public Scouts Recreational swimming areas Universities Tertiary institutions Cinema Theatres Money Continuity Skill development Facilitation Site Equipment Information Network Time
  • cultural plan purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation -audit -audit
    • Availability and access to supplies of equipment
    • No. of communal tools/art supplies
    Equipment -audit -audit -No. of advertisements in local paper and community notice boards -No. of appearances on websites Information -audit
    • No. of affiliated museums
    Networks -audit -ABS
    • Opening times
    • Working hours/wk
    Time Museums Method of obtaining results Factors of Culture Cultural infrastructure
  • cultural plan purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation -community survey -are the exhibition of past, current and future relevance? Continuity -audit -community survey
    • No. of learning programs available
    • No. of people enrolled in programs
    Skill development -community survey - Community leaders available for local sources of creation, promotion, responsibility Facilitation -audit -audit
    • No. of museum spaces (formal/informal, temporary /permanent)
    • No. of workspaces
    Sites Museums Method of obtaining results Factors of Culture Cultural infrastructure
  • implementation regulatory champions review cultural plan purpose guiding principles aims framework measures implementation
  • conclusion