case studies list for culture & creativity

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - U-area for all

Within U-Lab, the local Living Lab inaugurated in Bologna in 2017 thanks to the ROCK project, ‘U-Area for All’ started in March 2019. This co-design process will create and experiment with a service in the form of guided tours inclusive and accessible to both tourists and people who live in the area. The service considers accessibility as autonomy and empowerment over information about the use of public space.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Lisbon - Beato and Marvila Interpretive Centre

Through the ROCK project, the Lisbon municipality is working on the social transformation of a remote neighbourhood (Marvila/Beato) with a strong identity linked to its industrial and rural heritage. The mix between rural and industrial heritage created a complex set of cultural traditions and societal behaviours in Marvila and Beato. These traditions still resonate today.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Lyon- Let there be light! Cultural heritage and light management

Lyon has for a long time an outstanding relationship with light as an urban issue and tool. The city of Lyon realised in the early 1990s that it could amplify its cultural and heritage offer by working with the medium that brings that culture to people, and since then Lyon has been at the forefront of cities experimenting with light. Light has changed the image of the city, increased its attractiveness and transformed its nocturnal landscape over the years.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  knowledge society

Turin - Abbonamento Musei

Turin’s cultural heritage at your fingertips! First developed back in 1995 by the city administration, the Abbonamento Musei is a single card with a low annual payment for accessing the city and surrounding region’s cultural offer.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  knowledge society

Vilnius - The colour of data

Vilnius is revitalising its Old Town area, a UNESCO cultural heritage site, by using cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable growth, turning underused cultural heritage into a resource to be taken advantage of. To achieve this, Vilnius is using open data and tools including video neuroanalytics, which measures the emotional and psychological states of residents and visitors. This information is used to improve the city’s cultural offer, by showing how happy people are at cultural...

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  culture

Dresden’s arts centre

Dresden has converted an abandoned power station into a vibrant cultural centre on time, on budget and to great acclaim with the help of a cooperative approach and structured dialogue process. The project has achieved its objective of giving two municipal theatres a city-centre home and catalysed the revitalisation of the district.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  culture

Rennes - hotel of projects

Rennes has put citizen empowerment and experimentation at the heart of a project to find a new purpose for a former science faculty building. The resulting ‘hotel of projects’ welcomes diverse temporary initiatives reflecting the immediate needs of a community in motion, establishing a new kind of inclusive creative and learning space.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  culture

Zaragoza - Harinera culture centre

Zaragoza has established the first public cultural centre in Spain co-managed by the city and citizens. Started as an experimental project to provide equality of access to culture, Harinera ZGZ has become a successful, sustainable space dedicated to participation, empowerment and transformation of the neighbourhood through creativity.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  culture

Cities in action: Dusseldorf linking up creatives

Dusseldorf has pioneered a new kind of proactive support agency to enable the growth of the creative industries. KomKuK stimulates collaboration, activity, innovation and enterprise, simultaneously raising the city's profile as a creative force and citizens' quality of life.

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case study date : 10-10-2019

  •  culture

Cities in action: Vilnius tech park

Vilnius has repurposed a major historic site for the 21st century, transforming unused hospital buildings into a dynamic centre connecting technology, culture and creative industries. Vilnius Tech Park has not only put the city on the global start-up map, it has also become a community asset, enabling residents to connect with their heritage and new technology.

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case study date : 30-07-2019