• Creatives Shaping Cities II




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    Ancienne Belgique

    How does music, art, architecture & youth culture contribute to the development of a city? Why are creative cultures so important? And how do you realise new projects yourself or deal with the governing powers? With a series of inspiring talks & conversations we aim to create a stage for European changemakers to share their story & vision on the development of a city.

    The program was built around diverse profiles from different cultures, backgrounds and disciplines. The evening was presented in partnership with Ancienne Belgique.

    Leo Van Broeck - Flemish Government Architect

    The Flemish Government Architect is appointed to actively contribute to forming a vision around and reflecting on upon societal challenges (aging population, climate, changing colour, increased density, …). This vision and reflection are intended to result in policy advice and new initiatives. What is the Government Architect’s view on nightlife and experiencing culture, and how can clubs and suchlike become embedded in the context of the city?

    Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura - NTS Radio, London

    Radio playlists are becoming increasingly repetitive and less oriented toward the underground. Eight years ago, NTS Radio decided to make use of this vacant space... NTS’ slogan “Don’t Assume” perfectly illustrates how NTS wants to overthrow the status-quo. A tale about how new ways of making radio can move a city.

    Franziskus Thiem - founder of Institut Für Zukunft, Leipzig

    Over a period of four years, IFZ has come to symbolize a new form of club culture. That is evidenced by a diverse programme, their safer clubbing manifest, countless social initiatives and collaborations with the likes of De School and Tresor. Founder Franziskus Thiem presents a clear-cut vision on nightlife and the city.