In the Polish city of Gdansk Lia Ghilardi led on workshops and presentations at the Urban Lab, an event organised to coach local project leaders in working with the latest cultural planning methods. The Lab is the result of the implementation of a cross border partnership between 14 organisations in eight countries funded under the Interreg Baltic Sea Region (BSR) programme. The main aim of the project is to use culture and creativity to improve the quality of life of people living in both urban neighbourhoods and rural areas in the BSR.
This is the first of ten events planned by the project to lay the ground for the pilot projects which will follow in 2020 across the neighbourhoods of cities and partner towns to test the benefits of cultural planning in helping to address challenges such as shrinking cities, social exclusion, gentrification, and lack of community life, among others.
- Urban Transformation through Art and Culture
- PwC Leaders Programme (Sweden)
- OECD CCIs Summer Academy: Trento/Bolzano (Italy)
- BRICK Workshops: Collaboration with The Prince’s Regeneration Trust