Category: Presentation

Local Dependencies for Global Festivals

2011, Jan 28-29, Birkbeck University, London Conference: LEARNING FROM BARCELONA: ART, REAL ESTATE AND THE PRE-OLYMPIC CITY This two-day workshop brought together for the first time academics, social activists and artists from Barcelona and London to discuss, through position papers and the showing of participants’ artistic  and cultural production, how the Olympic Games in each…

#media2012

2010, Dec 15: IOC Lausanne. #media2012: Citizen media as a platform for cultural representation  at the Olympic Games Paper presented at the Olympic headquarters in Lausanne in my role as member of the IOC Postgraduate Grant Selection Committee. The presentation outlines ongoing plans around London 2012 to build a community of citizen journalists who will…

The Cultural Olympiad as a platform to expand Olympic narratives

Contribution to panel within the #media 2012 conference at the Abandon Normal Devices festival in Manchester Panel Debate: Journalism, Sport & Culture: Integrated visions? What do the 2012 Games cultures of sport, cultural expression and media have in common? Is there scope to develop a common vision that promotes a wider contribution to the civic…

Beyond Impacts

Lessons and legacies from researching Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture The five year Impacts 08 research programme I have directed since 2006 culminated with a major international conference in Liverpool on the 12th March 2010. This conference officially launched the final report on the impacts of Liverpool hosting the European Capital of Culture title in…

Developing a Profile for Culture within the London 2012 Games

Presentation to the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad / Creative Programmers meeting in Liverpool, 19th November 2008 Summary: By 2012, cultural programming at the Olympics will be in its 100th year. Programming has evolved from medal-awarding Olympic Arts Competitions into Olympic Arts Exhibitions and since 1988 (in the lead to the Barcelona 1992 Games), four year…

New Beijing, New Media?

 Emergent Journalistic Practice at the Olympics In: 9th International Symposium on Olympic Research, International Centre for Olympic Studies, University of Western Ontario & Beijing Capital Universiy Chair: Andy Miah Panel: Ana Adi, Beatriz Garcia, Kris Krug, Garry Whannel, Tina Zhihui. Research into the role of the media within the Olympic Movement has focused predominantly on…

Can policy be artist-led?

Perspectives from a policy analyst / researcher 2007, March 7 In January 2007, I was invited by the artists think tank MidWest to contribute to a series of discussions on the role of artists in policy-making under the common title ‘Know Your Place’. My involvement started with a conversation with a group of artists from…

Symbolic maps of the city

Garcia, B. (2007) ‘Symbolic maps of the city: Visualising conflicting narratives to capture the meaning(s) of place’ in: Mapping the City Seminar, Impacts 08, CAVA, City in Film and Institute for Popular Music, Liverpool (7 Nov)   In the context of culture-led regeneration initiatives, the representation of a city becomes a strongly contested issue. Local…

New Beijing, Great Journalism?

Garcia, B. and Miah, A. (2007) ‘New Beijing, Great Journalism? Media Freedom During the Beijing Olympic Games period’ in session: Asian Olympic Games and/as Media, Ubiquitous Media: Asian Transformations, Theory, Culture and Society 25th Anniversary Conference, Tokyo (13-16 July 2007) [presentation] The issue of defining who is a journalist, what rights they have, how they…

City of style… and substance

Garcia, B. ‘City of style… and substance. Tracing the legacy of 1990 on Glasgow’s creative communities’, presented at: Creative Clusters Conference (Belfast, October 23-26, 2005) [powerpoint slides] Glasgow’s reign as 1990 European City of Culture is regarded as a successful example of culture-led regeneration. Claims of success focus on Glasgow’s ability to use a cultural…

Exchanging culture for style

Garcia, B. “Exchanging culture for style… Glasgow’s image transformation from ‘City of Culture’ into ‘Scotland with Style’ (1983-2004)”, presented at: Festivals and Events: Beyond Economic Impacts, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference, Napier University (Edinburgh, July 6-8, 2005) [powerpoint slides]   This paper explores discussions around city marketing and event branding strategies as catalysts in the…

Local Roots for a Universal Event?

Paper presented in: 3rd International Conference on Cultural Policy Research, HEC Montreal (25-28 August, 2004) [powerpoint slides] 1990 – and Bilbao – opening of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997. Despite the generalised use of cultural initiatives as catalysts for urban regeneration, it is not frequent to find parallel developments in city-specific cultural policies. This has…

Communicating Diversity through Major Events

Garcia, B. (2004) “Communicating Diversity through Major Events. The case of Cultureshock, North West Cultural Programme of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games“, presented in: Dialeg sobre Comunicacio i Diversitat Cultural, Universal Forum of Cultures, Barcelona 2004 (24-27 May 2004) [powerpoint slides] Major events can act as powerful catalysts to embrace and communicate cultural diversity. This…

Second to what?

Garcia, B. (2004) “Second to what? Glasgow’s Cultural Role in Scotland, the UK and beyond” presented in: Second Cities Symposium, Andrew Hook Centre for American Studies, University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 30 April – 1 May, 2004) [powerpoint slides] Traditionally known as the ‘Second City of the British Empire’, Glasgow’s history as a world leading industrial…