Upcoming cultural policy events in London

by K.M.

Came across several interesting-looking upcoming culture/cultural policy-related events this week and thought I’d include them all in one place.

Future Imperfect: London’s Creative Conundrum
Wednesday 30 September, 6pm
ICA (£7)
ICA Executive Director Gregor Muir chairs a panel with speakers Munira Mirza and Matthew Freud, discussing art and artists’ relation to urban development and change in London. Addressing the impact of urban development on creativity in London, the panel ask when development is acceptable, and when does the balance tip as gentrification overrides creativity? Challenging the idea of London as a creative centre, the panel discuss questions such as: how can artists afford to live and work in one of the most expensive cities in the world, and what are the challenges of affordable housing?

The H-word: Heritage revisited
Wednesday 4 November, 6pm
This seventh Heritage Alliance Heritage Debate will explore perceptions of the word ‘Heritage’. Is it a help or hindrance in attracting political recognition or private investment or do outdated connotations perpetuate the myths that heritage is a brake on growth or just a warm bathe in nostalgia?
More info.

What is the Future of Visual Arts Philanthropy in the UK?
Monday 9 November, 6.30-8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
In light of government funding cuts and the continuing air of austerity, alternative donor streams are crucial for many arts initiatives. James Lingwood is Co-Director of Artangel. Alex Sainsbury is Director, Curator and funder of Raven Row and Founder of the Glass-House Trust.

The Creative Economy: invention of a global orthodoxy
Wednesday 25 November, 6.30-8pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Professor Philip Schlesinger, RESPONDENTS: Professor Angela McRobbie, Professor Jonothan Neelands Based on his research, Professor Schlesinger asks: Where did this discourse come from? Why do governments love it? Do bodies implementing creative economy policy actually work?

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