17 june 2011

Public lectures by Carlos Martins Ferreira and Kirsikka Vaajakallio

Creative industries Agency and Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art present Public lectures by Carlos Martins Ferreira and Kirsikka Vaajakallio

Carlos Martins Ferreira, Portugal  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND CREATIVE ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT: POLITICS, ECONOMY, SOCIETY

Carlos Martins is an expert in the urban development sector, a manager for “Guimaraes –cultural capital of Europe 2012” and a director of “Opium” Agency. Creative industries nowadays are considered to be a source of innovation and a condition for competitive urban environment necessary to be up for challenges of global world.  Portugal today faces a number of problems in economical, cultural and political sectors which are not easy to solve. The Portuguese expert will share experience in urban development and will tell how to combine economic, social and cultural aspects of modern urban planning and management paying attention to the role of creative industries in the process. One of the cases the expert is going to introduce will be the project “Guimarães - The European Capital of Culture 2012”.

 Kirsikka Vaajakallio, Finland CREATIVE ECONOMY AND THE MODERN CITY: THE ROLE OF DESIGN IN URBAN PLANNING

Kirsikka Vaajakallio is a researcher at The Aalto University School of Art and Design, Finland. She is working on the «Spice-project» at the moment. The aim of the project is to transform an urban landscape into a comfortable, creative environment. The expert will share her ideas about how to turn the city into a place convenient for work and life, a place that can inspire.

Location:  Winzavod,  Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art, 4-th Syromyatnicheskiy lane, 1, p. 6, tel. (495) 917 46 46 Time:  2 of July, 2011; 16:00 – 19:30;

Registration and accreditation: agency@creativeindustries.ru

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