Announcing REMIX Academy event – Creative Cities – Nurturing Creative Communities

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Join us for a special one-day REMIX Academy event on September 5th on the Sunshine Coast where leading urbanists will explore the ingredients you need to nurture creative cities and communities. Cities around the globe are striving to create innovation districts and grow the creative industries – but how do we move beyond the cookie cutter approach of trying to replicate the ‘Silicon Valley model’ towards building a more complex creative ecology with arts and culture embedded at their core – a formula which is driving the growth of the creative industries and the tech sectors of cities such as Berlin, London and New York.

Hear from Andrew Kalish, Director of Cultural Development at Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Recently named one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture, Andrew is a key figure in the development of the renowned Brooklyn Cultural District, one of the world’s leading urban creative hubs.

Hannah Barry, one of the UK’s leading creative innovators joins us to tell us the story behind the incredible Bold Tendencies which transformed a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham into a cutting-edge contemporary art gallery and dynamic urban social space responsible for turning the area into one of London’s leading creative locations.

“A new generation of artists have turned an unlikely corner of southeast London into the capital’s cultural epicentre.” 

“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

Jonathan Robinson, Co-Founder & Director of Impact Hubs also joins the conversation. Arguably the most successful co-working movement globally, Impact Hubs provide physical spaces in over 80 global cities to over 15,000 members offering access to events, knowledge, investment and tools to help start and grow social enterprises.

The event also features Alan Crabbe, Co-Founder of Pozible, which has have generated over $45 million to date, launching over 10,000 projects. Damian Borchok, Co-Founder, For the People also joins us. Damian spent spent 7 years as CEO of Interbrand Australia before embarking on his new ventures which works with entrepreneurial leaders to envision, articulate and launch new businesses and to also help remake existing organisations for the digital age. Damian has worked on Brand transformations for Telstra, Alzheimer’s Australia and SKY TV NZ; place-making programs for The Rocks and Darling Harbour; and cultural projects for Sydney Opera House, Opera Australia and Griffin Theatre Company. We are also joined by urban strategist Michelle Tabet, who is the Co-Curator of this years Australian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Her background includes heading up Arup’s urban informatics team in Sydney.

Find out more here.