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Creative Athens, David Barrie

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Presentation to Creative Athens conference, March 27 2010

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Creative Athens, David Barrie

  1. 1. An architecture of hope David Barrie David Barrie & Associates Athens, March 27, 2010
  2. 12. “The power of we” <ul><li>wedesign </li></ul><ul><li>wegrow </li></ul><ul><li>weshare </li></ul><ul><li>webuy </li></ul><ul><li>we-urbanism </li></ul><ul><li>we-eat </li></ul><ul><li>we-learn </li></ul><ul><li>we-commerce </li></ul>⇄
  3. 13. <ul><li>Public participation </li></ul><ul><li>The pro-social </li></ul><ul><li>Social innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed or dispersed innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki-cities </li></ul><ul><li>Mass localism </li></ul><ul><li>Resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Venture urbanism </li></ul>
  4. 14. Action not words
  5. 15. coalition-building
  6. 16. we-design
  7. 20. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
  8. 29. Cost/Benefit <ul><li>€ 16m (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>€ 27,000 (2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer time </li></ul><ul><li>New infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>€ 280m real estate investment </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of 10,000+ people in civic life </li></ul><ul><li>3 new community groups </li></ul>
  9. 30. we-grow
  10. 40. Cost/Benefit <ul><li>€ 310,000 (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>€ 22,000 (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer time </li></ul><ul><li>€ 9m new public investment in health </li></ul><ul><li>Local food supply written in to public strategies </li></ul><ul><li>New programme of ‘kitchen gardens’ in the inner city </li></ul><ul><li>Development new local social enterprise restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of 8,000+ people in civic life </li></ul>
  11. 41. we-share
  12. 50. Value drivers <ul><li>Local (Community groups & Schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Government (Welsh Assembly & Cardiff Council) </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge (BBC, OFCOM, National Theatre of Wales, British Council) </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure (Aviva Investors) </li></ul>
  13. 51. € 11,000
  14. 52. we-buy
  15. 56. “ Allow a community to come together and take charge of the food they buy and eat.”
  16. 60. <ul><li>“ Wherever attention flows, money will follow.” </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Kelly </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>March 2010 </li></ul>
  17. 61. <ul><li>“ We have idols but no models to follow. You have to define your own model.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nicolas Ghesquière Balenciaga </li></ul>
  18. 62. David Barrie David Barrie & Associates Blog: http: //davidbarrie . typepad .com Mail: [email_address] Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter

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