Impacts 18 Symposium Highlights

Find below highlights from our 10 year anniversary symposium, launching Impacts 08 ~ 18 | Impacts18, the major research programme I have directed since 2006 on the impacts and long term legacy of hosting a European Capital of Culture.

The Symposium opened a global conversation about the value of being a ‘cityofculture’ after 30 years of experiences worldwide – from Liverpool to Los Angeles, from Marseille to Shanghai; and from European Capitals of Culture to Cultural Olympiads, Expos and national cities of culture.


The full Impacts 18 findings report, charting Liverpool’s journey in the aftermath of 2008, will be published in March 2019 via

For now, enjoy these highlights – and keep an eye, there is plenty more to come!