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Sustaining Creativity: Value and Cultural Spaces

Julie's Bicycle

Thursday, 2 October 2014 from 17:00 to 19:00 (BST)

Sustaining Creativity: Value and Cultural Spaces

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Julie's Bicycle and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse invite you to join a conversation about cultural buildings and the pivotol role they play in understanding values and shaping resilient creative communities.

Over the last decade the idea that culture, communities, economics and the environment – in short ‘sustainability’ – are intimately connected has become pretty much accepted. What is less clear is how this translates into practice; too often different aspects of sustainability conflict with one another and bigger picture thinking is buried under a ‘business-as usual’ approach to cultural management. Through the story of the Everyman's new building, Executive Director Deborah Aydon will be joined by a panel of environmental, social, cultural and economic thinkers to explore ‘cultural value’ and what it means to go beyond ‘business as usual’ and create forward-thinking sustainable spaces.

Guest speakers include:

  • Deborah Aydon, Executive Director, Liverpool Everyman
  • Steve Tompkins, Architect and Director, Haworth Tompkins
  • Peter North, Reader in Alternative Economies, University of Liverpool
  • John Holden, Associate, Demos; Visiting Professor, City University London; and Advisor to the AHRC's Cultural Value Project
  • John Kieffer, writer, policy adviser and consultant


The event is open to artists, local community members and audiences, local political representatives and will explore questions including:

1. We hear a lot about 'values' at the moment - every political party is laying claim to them. But what are we really talking about when we speak of 'values'? Why is this important?

2. What 'values' do we want cultural buildings like the Everyman to embody? We tend to think about these spaces in relation to people and community, but what about our environment? Is the relationship between the environment and social wellbeing made clear?

3. What were the design principles behind the new Everyman? How were those choices developed and how does it meet the specific needs of this project in this community?

4. The creative economy is currently based on an assumption of perpetual growth, much like the wider economy. Is this the right model and, if so, how does it currently serve our cultural interests? 


           

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The Everyman
Hope Street
L1 9BH Liverpool
United Kingdom

Thursday, 2 October 2014 from 17:00 to 19:00 (BST)


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Julie's Bicycle

Julie’s Bicycle’s vision is a creative community powering action on climate change.

Julie’s Bicycle is a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. We believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to transform the conversation around climate change and translate it into action.

We provide the creative community with the skills to act, using their creativity to influence one another, audiences and the wider movement. We run a rich programme of events, free resources and public speaking engagements, which contribute to national and international climate change policy development.

Julie’s Bicycle supports the Paris Agreement goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by focusing on energy, the major source of carbon emissions for the cultural sector. More than 2,000 companies use the Creative Industry Green Tools, our suite of carbon calculators, and our certification scheme, Creative Green, is the recognised benchmark for sustainability achievement within the creative industries.

We have a deep engagement with the arts and cultural sector, working with organisations and independent professionals across the UK and internationally to embed environmental sustainability into their operations, creative work and business practice.

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