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Art of Transition Symposium, Durham Region

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Art of Transition Symposium, Durham Region

  1. 1. The Art of Transition Connecting the Creative Community in Durham Region November 12, 2009
  2. 2. The Power of Stories <ul><li>‘ To fix the economy, tell the right stories … economic confidence is driven by narratives. </li></ul><ul><li>We need more plausible ones. </li></ul><ul><li>Such narratives, especially when fuelled by accessible human-interest stories, are the thought viruses whose contagion drives the economy’ </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Shiller </li></ul><ul><li>“ To fix the economy use new stories” </li></ul><ul><li>Globe and Mail </li></ul>
  3. 3. Creative Cities <ul><li>“ Places where you can think, </li></ul><ul><li>plan and act with imagination” </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural planning = </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Unique identity </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of place </li></ul>The Creative City: Toolkits for Urban Innovators Charles Landry (2000)
  4. 4. <ul><li>. </li></ul>02/04/10 Cultural Mapping Resource Mapping ‘ Things’ Identity Mapping ‘ Stories’
  5. 5. Cultural Resources Cultural Heritage Natural Heritage Festivals and Events Facilities and Spaces Community Cultural Organizations Creative Cultural Industries
  6. 6. Durham Cultural Resources <ul><li>Creative Cultural Industries 870 </li></ul><ul><li>Community Cultural Organizations 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals and Events 166 </li></ul><ul><li>Spaces and Facilities 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Heritage 600 </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Heritage 60 </li></ul><ul><li>Total 1876 </li></ul>
  7. 8. Creative Cultural Industries <ul><li>. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Growth / Decline 2003-2006 <ul><li>. </li></ul>
  9. 10. % of Businesses in Creative Cultural Industries
  10. 11. <ul><li>. </li></ul>
  11. 12. 1876 Cultural Resources
  12. 14. 870 Creative Cultural Industries
  13. 16. Creative Cultural Industries- 870
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  15. 21. <ul><li>Stories are ‘the DNA of culture’ </li></ul><ul><li>Social media tools and strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Place branding and cultural mapping   </li></ul>Community Identity Mapping
  16. 22. Invite the community to share their favorites… Help people tell local stories …
  17. 23. Next Step – Durham Municipal Cultural Plan Then… Planning for cultural programs Now… Integrating culture into planning systems

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