Schedule

08:15

COFFEE & NETWORKING

Networking & Registration over Tea & Coffee
09:00

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

09:05
Keynote

PAINTING THE FUTURE - REMIXING

The Co-Founders of REMIX will take you on a journey to explore local and international trends shaping the cultural and creative industries in the context of new approaches to developing creative cities and communities and strategies for growing the creative economy, innovation and cultural and and creative entrepreneurship. This introductory session from Remix founders Simon and Peter offers an overview of the innovators inside and outside the sector that are ahead of the curve and worth watching.
10:00
Keynote

ENGINEERING THE CREATIVE CITY - WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS THAT MATTER?

Andrew Kalish is the Director of Cultural Development at Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Recently named one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture, he is a key figure in the development of the renowned Brooklyn Cultural District. Brooklyn is one of the largest and best known creative hubs globally; innovators can be found across many areas such as food and drink, cultural and creative industries with a mix of organic grass roots activity combined with leadership from a number of anchor cultural institutions such as BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in the development of the area. Brooklyn is renowned for the diversity of it’s creative population being home to leading technology and creative businesses such as VICE and Kickstarter and there is much cross-disciplinary collaboration and activity.

Cities have always been the engines of growth but as the development of creative zones such as technology corridors, knowledge hubs and ideas districts increasingly dominate the thinking of planners.

We have asked Andrew to consider the role of art and culture in the development of creative cities and communities? In 'megacities' cities such as LA, New York and London it is increasingly recognised that a broad mix of creative professionals, artists, designers, cultural institutions, scientists, academics, technologists and entrepreneurs are driving the development of these leading creative capitals. This session explores the ingredients that make the leading creative cities tick and looks at what is needed in terms of developing appropriate environments, networks and infrastructure. What can regional or smaller scale urban areas learn from, adapt or replicate? He examines how the cultural sector can better interface with other creative clusters such as the growing tech scene. The dynamism, scale and diversity of leading world cities make them hubs for cultural and creative activity. However, is the growth of a creative city largely organic or can we engineer it through tools such as policy and investment? What are the planning implications in a sphere where we are increasingly looking to balance top down approaches with more organic bottom up models and also building in fluidity and flexibility where we continually prototype ideas and concepts? How can the arts influence and shape urban development projects? How do we think about a more holistic approach to place-making when thinking about the infrastructure of cities? 
11:00

MORNING BREAK

11:30
Keynote

CITIES EVOLVED & NEW FORMS OF PUBLIC SPACE - BLURRING DIGITAL & PHYSICAL & THE SMART CITY

What is the future of our cities and public spaces? This session explores the trends in this area such as how the the 'real' and 'digital' are overlapping in new ways. Indoors and outdoors our world that is becoming evermore defined by technology as the city gets ever 'smarter'. What are the new possibilities from adding new layers of interaction? What new experiences are emerging from the introduction of current and emergent digital technologies.  

This session explores the trends that are reshaping our cities and public spaces. 
12:30
Panel

Making our cities consciously with creativity

Cities are part of the human ecology. We have always made urban environments to survive and flourish. These have become powerful evolutionary tools to incubate creativity itself. The places we have made here on the Sunshine Coast since European settlement are relatively new and not always consciously formed. Many are incomplete places to shop or work, but not always to live. The Sunshine Coast is in a unique position to consciously reform a number of new urban settlements including a regional centre. If we are entering into an era where creative processes are will radically shape current global paradigms, then we have an exciting opportunity before us > to lead the way by placing creativity at the centre of our existing and emerging communities.


In this session local creatives will explore what the Sunshine Coast might do to consciously recreate its places using creativity as a strategic city making tool.

Collaborative Cities – Culture, Place and Community (Ideas Brewery)

Sarah Carrington (Futurecity, Sydney) and Jessie Hochberg (Nightingale Housing, Melbourne) will lead a discussion on supporting creative communities in rapidly developing urban contexts - revealing successful new models of public and private partnerships.
13:00

LUNCH

14:00
Panel

MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN - INCUBATING & SCALING CREATIVE ENTERPRISE - WHAT INCENTIVES AND 'SOFT' / 'HARD' INFRASTRUCTURE DO WE NEED?

Research by REMIX Summits for the City of London concluded that the cultural sector can learn a great deal other sectors such as Technology for new ideas around support mechanisms to nurture innovation. Recommendations including adapting Accelerator models for the creative industries, access to alternative forms of investment and the creation of new networks (formal and informal) between these industries to encourage cross-diciplinary collaboration. How do we join the dots between different parts of the creative industries including technology to facilitate new types of partnerships? Co-working initiatives such as ACMI X and incubator models such as New INC at the New Museum, New York or Fish Island Labs by The Barbican have taken off over the last couple of years - could they be part of the answer? This session explores the opportunities and challenges with input from a range of experts from inside and outside the cultural industries.

15:00
Keynote

NURTURING CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

Jonathan Robinson is an entrepreneur, author and anthropologist. Jonathan co-founded and directed Impact Hub which provides physical spaces in over 80 global cities offering access to events, knowledge, investment and tools to help start and grow social enterprises. Jonathan has launched ventures with partners ranging from the Cabinet Office, the Guardian Media Group and Tate Modern, to Unicef and peace entrepreneurs in Afghanistan.
15:45

AFTERNOON BREAK

16:15
Keynote

MAKING BIG IDEAS HAPPEN (CULTURAL BRANDING) - THE STORY OF BOLD TENDENCIES & THE RENAISSANCE OF PECKHAM

Few projects have been as transformational as Bold Tendencies where a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham has been converted into a cutting-edge contemporary art project and dynamic urban social space which has been responsible for establishing the area as one of London's leading creative locations.

“There are few initiatives taking place anywhere in the UK that match the verve with which the Bold Tendencies Team have taken advantage of the opportunity offered by Southwark for the imaginative use of derelict space”
Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate

This session explores the of value of the big ideas and change makers in transforming the nature of an area. What are the opportunities provided by cultural branding in achieving a critical mass of creative activity.

This session is led by Hannah Barry, Director of the Hannah Barry Gallery. The gallery grew out of a series of temporary exhibition projects in South London before establishing a permanent home in Peckham in 2007. The roster was built around British artists and in particular the leading young British sculptors James Capper and Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq. 

The gallery has also initiated a series of high-profile international projects including the celebrated Palazzo Peckham for the 2013 Venice Biennale. It also founded Bold Tendencies, a not-for-profit commissioning organisation that has spearheaded the transformation of Peckham, South London through an annual summer programme of visual art, architecture, music and dance (2007 – present) which through its innovative commissioning programme has featured many of the most important living artists of our time (Adel Abdessemed, Richard Wentworth, AYR, Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, James Bridle, Camille Henrot to name a few). The project has also initiated, supported and inspired many new creative enterprises and charities as part of its programme for example the Practice Architecture designed Frank's Bar, the Multistory Orchestra, the London Contemporary Music Festival, the Copeland Book Market et al). 

From 2007-2014 she worked closely with Anthony d’Offay in particular on the fifty ARTIST ROOMS of Post-war and Contemporary art donated by Anthony d’Offay to TATE and the National Galleries of Scotland in 2008, with the generous help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments. The purpose of the donation was to make available to regional museums in the UK curated monographic exhibitions of many of the most distinguished artists of modern times - from Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol to Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst - with a special emphasis on young people and education. The size of the donation makes ARTIST ROOMS one of the major acts of philanthropy in art of our time.

She is Co-Chair of the Chinati Contemporary Council, Marfa Texas and co-founded the Matchstick Press which published the first collection of the work of British poet Rachael Allen last fall. 

PRAISE FOR BOLD TENDENCIES

“The will of a few people - artists foremost, but also writers dealers curators and even collectors - can remake reality.”
Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

""In London's over-crowded arts scene, it takes great imagination and boldness to stand out from the crowd. Bold Tendencies does just that, producing a series of commissions that are ambitious and innovative. Now, thanks in no small part to them, Peckham has become an essential destination for arts and culture.""
John Kampfner, Chief Executive, Creative Industries Federation

“Bold Tendencies exemplifies how art can happen where you expect it the least. Projects like this one have a key role as a laboratory for defining new spaces for art. Their cultural benefit for the surrounding communities is vital.”
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Director, Serpentine Gallery

""I have watched Bold Tendencies grow since its inception as a social arts project; today it is undoubtedly one of the country's inspiring success stories of culture for the community. And has been a pivotal landmark in Peckham's regeneration. True to its name, it continues to evolve in a brave and important way.""
Ronojoy Dam, Group Creative Director, Dazed Media

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS (IDEAS BREWERY)

17:30

REMIX RECEPTION

After the conference, REMIX delegates are invited to take in performances and activities at the Horizon Festival, with live musicians, slam poetry and more in the POD Lounge which is part of the The Art of Storytelling program. This will run until around 7pm and there will be a cash bar and refreshments.