Tag: Talks

Remembering, Narrating & Re-connecting Space in Liverpool

On the 14 & 15 May I am contributing to “The Global City: Past and Present“, as part of an AHRC international research network that interrogates the city and its varied international projections & representations from a historical as well as contemporary perspective. I will present a paper focused on the varied cultural representations of…

Urban Myths?

Urban Myths? Transforming narratives of place via the media representation of one-off international cultural events Paper presented at: Mediated City – Los Angeles Hosting a major one-off cultural event has become a key aspiration of cities attempting to renew or change their local economic base and position themselves as world, international or national cultural centres.…

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…

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…

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…

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…