Who Am I?
My name is Dr Beatriz Garcia and I'm Head of Research in Cultural Policy in the Institute of Cultural Capital at the University of Liverpool
Urban Cultural Policy
I've always worked within cities that have a rich and complex cultural history.
Cultural Policy & the Olympic Games
Since Barcelona 1992, I've been investigating how the Olympic Games is utilized as a vehicle for change and innovation around a host city's cultural policy and what opportunities arise to promote art and culture in creative ways through mega-events.
European Capitals of Culture
Ever since Glasgow 1990, the European Capital of Culture title has been used as a catalyst for cultural regeneration. My work in this area has focused on the two UK hosts - Glasgow and Liverpool - and resulted in a model of research that has influenced cities throughout Europe, in particular Marseille-Provence 2013.