Upon Reflection: Responses to the Coventry Cultural Policy & Evaluation Summit

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Wednesday 30 June 2021

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM





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In response to the Coventry Cultural Policy & Evaluation Summit, you are invited to reflect on the two days with the Cities of Culture Early Career Research Network. We will be joined by artists, academics, and other postgraduates for critical reflection and to explore in a discursive atmosphere the material presented in the summit. Anyone attending the summit is welcome to join, we hope that it will provide a space for reflection and discussion.


Time Activity
9:00 Introduction
Charlie Ingram
9:05 Contextualising the summit and today’s discussions
Alexandra Oanca
9:15 Creative intervention
Performance Maker (Now/Then - Hull2017), Wayne Steven Jackson will lead a creative participatory exercise to encourage participants to reflect on memories of cultural mega events and their impacts on place.
9.30 Discussion 1: Communities
Introduced by Charlie Ingram Each of the 3 discussion sessions will be introduced with a provocation from PGR/ECR members of the AHRC Cities of Culture Network. Discussion will take place in breakout rooms, followed by plenary.
10:10 Break
10:15 Discussion 2: Cultural Value and the Value of Culture
Introduced by Emily Hopkins
10:55 In conversation:
Wayne Steven Jackson Janet Vaughan, Talking Birds: (Coventry2021) Imogen Robertson: Medway2025 Bid Director
  • Can Cities/Capitals of Culture do anything other than promote the City/Capital of Culture platform?
  • What happens when underdog, anti-establishment and peripheral places take on an ‘establishment’ title?
11:40 Break
11:55 Discussion 3: Doing Cities of Culture Research
Introduced by Michael Howcroft
12:35 Wrapping up: Academic Response
Franco Bianchini
12:45 Wrapping up: Artist Response
Wayne Steven Jackson
12:55 Closing remarks
Alexandra Oanca & Charlie Ingram