Who is the Cultural Cities Research Network for?
Members of the network initially included individuals and communities involved in the bidding process for UK City of Culture 2013, including policymakers; governing authorities; researchers; businesses, services and professions (across public, private and voluntary sectors); creative and cultural practitioners and organisations. From May 2012 the network is open to all researchers interested in the cultural value of cultural titles, including culture-led regeneration and the cultural development of cities.
What will the network do?
We’ll be engaging in online discussion, debate and knowledge exchange. We plan to use this site to develop an interactive forum, an information and evidence bank, web-conferencing and video-casting. We’ll also be engaging in a series of themed knowledge exchange events to include presentations from individual speakers, round table discussions and panel Q&As. Together we’ll be identifying shared research interests and priorities, with a view to developing collaborative research programmes.
How are network activities co-ordinated?
The network’s HQ is the Institute of Cultural Capital, based in Liverpool. The ICC has worked in partnership with colleagues from the University of Birmingham and City University London in developing the network.