Tokyo 2020 Cultural Olympiad

As the first appointed Culture Advisor to the International Olympic…

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SPEAKING | Culture Summitt UCLG

Some pictures from the third UCLG #cultureSummit , hosted in Buenos Aires.…

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PAPER | Tokyo 2020 Cultural Olympiad

Tokyo’s Cultural Olympiad: youth, heritage, empowerment and nationwide celebration Article…

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Impacts 18 Symposium Highlights

Find below highlights from our 10 year anniversary symposium, launching…

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Essay | No one-size-fits-all models of success

When it comes to culture-led regeneration, there are no one-size-fits-all…

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International Symposium | Cities of Culture, 30 years on

Culture Liverpool and the Institute of Cultural Capital have partnered…

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Project | British Council and UK Cities of Culture

Commissioned by the British Council, this project explores the relationship…

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Pyeongchang 2018 | Culture Diary

Two days into the Winter Olympic Games, my Cultural Olympiad…

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FIELDWORK | Pyeongchang 2018 Cultural Olympiad

I am on my way to my eleventh Olympic Games…

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Comment| Valletta 2018 opening weekend

‎ Valletta 2018 launches its year with Erba ‘ Pjajez,…

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Impacts 18 | Legacies of Liverpool as #ECoC

Impacts’18 is a longitudinal research programme dedicated to capturing the…

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My research on the ECOC programme

I have researched the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) initiative since 2002…

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UK European Capital of Culture 2023 selection discontinued

As expert appointed to the European Capital of Culture Selection…

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Cultural Legacies of Rio 2016, one year on

I am in Rio this week presenting the results of…

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PROJECT | Brands, Myths, Stories post Rio 2016

Reimaging Brazilian cities | Urban images and cultural narratives in…

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PUBLICATION | ‘If everyone says so …’ Press narratives and image change in major event host cities

I have just published this academic paper within the Urban Studies…

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DEBATE | On the need for both ‘black’ and ‘white’ narratives around mega-event impacts.

We need to acknowledge both the black AND the white (plus some…

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PROJECT | What counts as #OlympicArt during the Rio 2016 Olympics?

I am in Rio throughout the Olympic Games, as I…

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PROJECT | Building bridges between Olympic cities and the Olympic Movement

I have been awarded one of only six Advanced Olympic Research…

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PROJECT | Shakespeare Lives ~ Impact on perceptions of Britain

I have been appointed by the British Council to direct a…

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