London 2015

November 18-19

November 2015

11/18/2015, 9:00 am - 9:45 am
The Barbican Centre

Towards the City of London’s New Cultural Hub

Introduction by Adrian Ellis, Director, Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN) and AEA Consulting Welcome by Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director, Barbican Centre

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11/18/2015, 9:45 am - 10:30 am
The Barbican Centre

Keynote | Identity and Cultural Districts

It is often observed that cultural districts are most successful when they embody the identity of a place and express its essential character. What does that mean and how is that goal achieved? More generally, how do cities and districts go about developing and projecting an appropriate brand identity and how do they measure success in doing so?

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11/18/2015, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
The Barbican Centre

Panel discussion | Identity and Cultural Districts

Moderated by Adrian Ellis, Director, GCDN

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11/18/2015, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
The Barbican Centre

Panel Discussion | Anchoring a District

Cultural institutions – museums and performing arts centers especially – are often described as fulfilling the role of ‘anchoring’ a cultural district – playing a key part in both defining its character and in creating a destination for visitors and locals alike. But how should those ’anchors’ relate to their context – both architecturally and programmatically – and what are the strategies that should be employed to ensure that they play their full role in animating and defining a district?…

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11/18/2015, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Barbican Centre

Update | The Intercities Project

The Intercities project is an original interactive artwork created for a public space, developed by the National Film Board of Canada and the Quartier des spectacles Partnership, in close collaboration with the GCDN. A sounding board has been assembled to follow the evolution of the project through all of its stages, specifically thinking about how a work can successfully be exported to host cities and engage with local communities as it travels. This session will update members on the progress…

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11/18/2015, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Barbican Centre

Panel Discussion | Models of Governance

GCDN participants have consistently said that one of the main challenges in both planning and managing cultural districts is in ensuring that the right voices are ‘around the table’ and appropriately weighted in the conversation. They include residents of the local community, developers, artists, political leadership, and of course cultural institutions. What are good models and how does one get them adopted?

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11/19/2015, 4:00 am - 4:15 am
The Museum of London

Discussion | GCDN Priorities

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11/19/2015, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Barbican Centre

Panel Discussion | The 24-hour Cultural District: Content and Programming

The successful design, programming and animation of public spaces requires, amongst other things, design intelligence, curatorial expertise, an understanding of the needs of the community and audience, and a budget. What are successful programming strategies and why do they succeed? Moderator: Daniel Payne, Senior Consultant, AEA Consulting Following the morning discussions, Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London, led GCDN delegates through a behind-the-scenes tour of Smithfield Market, the site for the new Museum of London.

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11/19/2015, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Museum of London

Case Study | The New York High Line

Manhattan’s High Line has, since it opened in 2009, become a magnet for tourists and locals alike – a new, compelling linear urban park created from a disused elevated railway. This case study examines its successes; the programming, fundraising and management strategies that have led to that success; and some of the challenges that success brings in its wake.  

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11/19/2015, 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
The Museum of London

Case Study | New Space, New Opportunities: The Museum of London

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