Creative City Making - Collaboration and Innovation as Drivers for Positive Change

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Invited speaker at the Ulyanovsk Cultural Forum in Russia, on the role of collaborations and partnerships in developing and supporting creative cities. Led by British Council Russia.

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Creative City Making - Collaboration and Innovation as Drivers for Positive Change

  1. 1. Creative City Making: Collaboration and Innovation as Drivers for Positive Change Gillian Easson, Creative Consultant, Dundee, Scotland, UK
  2. 2. Dundee shares some key similarities to Ulyanovsk...
  3. 3. City of industry - academic and industrial heritage
  4. 4. City of sport
  5. 5. City of cultural facilities
  6. 6. City of creative industries
  7. 7. City of challenges - regeneration
  8. 8. http://bit.ly/ZgUp5s http://www.nesta.org.uk/digital_rnd_scotland http://www.nesta.org.uk/enterprise-toolkit My background http://www.creativedundee.com
  9. 9. Collaboration and Partnerships • Built on shared vision, values and trust • Uses strengths of everyone involved, but also stretches the team • Joint effort and rewards for all
  10. 10. City stories: cultural collaborations
  11. 11. 1 NETWORKS TO CONNECT & DEVELOP CREATIVE COMMUNITIES Creative Dundee amplifies, promotes and connects the city’s talent.
  12. 12. www.pechakucha.org Providing opportunities for new and established talent
  13. 13. Partnership project between V&A at Dundee and Creative Dundee
  14. 14. 2 CREATIVE CLUSTERS & REPURPOSING OF SPACES Fleet Collective - utilising redundant industrial spaces to offer workspace and collaborative work
  15. 15. www.fleetcollective.com Fleet Collective - designers, architects, games and software Other Dundee - Quartic Llama and National Theatre of Scotland developers, writers, PR specialists, film makers, workingList types of creatives collectively
  16. 16. www.vanillainkstudios.co.uk Vanilla Ink - jewellery incubator providing space, mentoring and support to new designers - attracting and retaining talent in the city
  17. 17. 3 CAPITALISING ON THE CITY’S ASSETS Iconic, contemporary public art
  18. 18. Focusing on ways to create interest and shine a spotlight on the city
  19. 19. 4 DIGITAL PLACE MAKING Other Dundee Quartic Llama and and National Theatre of Scotland Other Dundee - - Quartic Llama National Theatre of Scotland
  20. 20. Crowd sourcing a downloadable guide to the city
  21. 21. 5 COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS Dundee bids to become UK City of Culture 2017
  22. 22. 6 ENABLING PRIDE IN PLACE Crowd sourcing cultural views from citizens www.wedundee.com
  23. 23. 57,943 views 95 countries 974 cities 3,000 posts
  24. 24. What surprises you about the city?
  25. 25. 7 CO-CURATING WITH CITIZENS
  26. 26. Cultural experiences - where next? • Importance of peer reviews • High quality not high culture • Blend of digital and online experiences
  27. 27. Brief reflections in Ulyanovsk - cultural and heritage offer
  28. 28. Brief reflections in Ulyanovsk - huge wealth of talent
  29. 29. Brief reflections in Ulyanovsk - emerging contemporary tourism
  30. 30. Thank you! Gillian Easson www.gillianeasson.com gillian@gillianeasson.com @gillianeasson

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