Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
0
Culture means business

        David Barrie
  David Barrie & Associates
      07 October 2010
In a previous era,
‘culture’ in economic
 development often
     meant this…
In the words of
      art critic Hal Foster:
“To make a big splash in the
  global pond of spectacle
 culture today, you h...
And development was
something like this…
But now there’s something
   else that we want…
…as well as answers to
some eternal questions:
In urban development and the
  creative sector in the U.K.,
‘Big Society’ is the new black.
          What is it?
What does Big Society mean
 for creativity and culture in
       urban renewal?
And where’s the evidence that
     the Big Society version
of ‘culture’ is worth promoting?
Three random examples….
1: On a city-scale:
High Line Park, New York
statistics
• Cost of implementation to date $43m (£27m)
• 25,000+ visitors/day
• At least 12 development projects have sta...
2: Town-scale:
The Castleford Project,
   West Yorkshire
Rheta Davison
Secretary, Custyke
Community Group
statistics
•   initial working capital: £70k (CABE) and £100k (Channel 4)
•   11 capital public realm improvement projects...
3: Neighbourhood scale:
The People’s Supermarket,
         London
key start-up costs
• Rental guarantee
• Refurbishment of premises
• Staffing (General Manager)
• Donated/reclaimed fixture...
‘Hybrid-funded’
           social enterprise
•   Local Government - 11%
•   Charity - 6%
•   Philanthropy - 79%
•   Member...
business partners
•   London Borough of Camden
•   Development Trusts Association
•   Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
•   Chann...
performance to date
            (100 days):
• attracted over 280 members
• saved members £17,000 on their shopping bills
•...
what tips to take away from
     these initiatives?
Each accumulate knowledge,
experience, beliefs and values
   and cultivate a different
    and new way of life…
     i.e. ...
…but to be practical…
think big, act small
involve, don’t “engage” people
network networks of people
create ‘hubs’ of activity,
      not ‘things’
use money as
venture capital
develop social solidarity
create opportunities for people
  to be who they want to be
be entrepreneurial
David Barrie
               David Barrie & Associates
project design & delivery - creative/economic planning -
          p...
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society

585

Published on

Presentation made at an event hosted by Plymouth Culture Board, and supported by the University of Plymouth, Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Thursday October 7, 2010. The theme of the presentation: what society and the economy wants and needs from culture and urban development is changing. In the context of the Government policy programme in the U.K. called 'Big Society', different values and emphases are now coming in to play. Three examples are given of urban renewal projects at different urban scales that express some of these new values and some of their economic impacts outlined.

Published in: Real Estate
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
585
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
13
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "Culture Means Business: Culture, Regeneration & Big Society"

  1. 1. Culture means business David Barrie David Barrie & Associates 07 October 2010
  2. 2. In a previous era, ‘culture’ in economic development often meant this…
  3. 3. In the words of art critic Hal Foster: “To make a big splash in the global pond of spectacle culture today, you have to have a big rock to drop.”
  4. 4. And development was something like this…
  5. 5. But now there’s something else that we want…
  6. 6. …as well as answers to some eternal questions:
  7. 7. In urban development and the creative sector in the U.K., ‘Big Society’ is the new black. What is it?
  8. 8. What does Big Society mean for creativity and culture in urban renewal?
  9. 9. And where’s the evidence that the Big Society version of ‘culture’ is worth promoting?
  10. 10. Three random examples….
  11. 11. 1: On a city-scale: High Line Park, New York
  12. 12. statistics • Cost of implementation to date $43m (£27m) • 25,000+ visitors/day • At least 12 development projects have started adjacent to the track • Whitney Museum of Art (Downtown branch) • $15 (£9) High Line Picnic Baskets
  13. 13. 2: Town-scale: The Castleford Project, West Yorkshire
  14. 14. Rheta Davison Secretary, Custyke Community Group
  15. 15. statistics • initial working capital: £70k (CABE) and £100k (Channel 4) • 11 capital public realm improvement projects (9 completed) • parallel events programme: social, economic and cultural activity (£30k) • stakeholder partnership (1), community partnership (1), funding partnership (1), new community groups (3), existing community groups (6) • Project start (2003): first completion (2005): last project (2008) • total expenditure £9m (Capital), £2m (in kind est.) in five years • credited as critical to leveraging £270m in plans for additional public and private expenditure in town • Second phase of some projects now under way/complete
  16. 16. 3: Neighbourhood scale: The People’s Supermarket, London
  17. 17. key start-up costs • Rental guarantee • Refurbishment of premises • Staffing (General Manager) • Donated/reclaimed fixtures, fittings & equipment - 35% of total cost • Pro-bono professional services - 25%
  18. 18. ‘Hybrid-funded’ social enterprise • Local Government - 11% • Charity - 6% • Philanthropy - 79% • Membership revenue (Yr 1) - 2% • Other - 2%
  19. 19. business partners • London Borough of Camden • Development Trusts Association • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation • Channel 4 Television/Wall to Wall • Social Enterprise London • Camden Volunteer Centre • The Plunkett Foundation • Transition Bloomsbury • Several local residents’ associations
  20. 20. performance to date (100 days): • attracted over 280 members • saved members £17,000 on their shopping bills • serving over 3000 customers/week • estimated break-even point, end November 2010 • turnover projected to top £1.3 million by end of Yr1 • employed 20 previously-unemployed people
  21. 21. what tips to take away from these initiatives?
  22. 22. Each accumulate knowledge, experience, beliefs and values and cultivate a different and new way of life… i.e. they’re cultural
  23. 23. …but to be practical…
  24. 24. think big, act small
  25. 25. involve, don’t “engage” people
  26. 26. network networks of people
  27. 27. create ‘hubs’ of activity, not ‘things’
  28. 28. use money as venture capital
  29. 29. develop social solidarity
  30. 30. create opportunities for people to be who they want to be
  31. 31. be entrepreneurial
  32. 32. David Barrie David Barrie & Associates project design & delivery - creative/economic planning - public involvement - social ventures Blog: http://davidbarrie.typepad.com Mail: david@davidbarrie.net
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×