The Nido, A community crib hosted inside the Museum of Art in Bologna. Comment: “not only the art is impressive at the Mast but also a crib open to the district”
How can a whole city be involved around the relationship between creativity and entrepreneurship? Philippe Kern, lead expert of the project, founder and managing director of KEA, shared his views on creative industries and fostering creative ecosystems in cities with Simone D’Antonio, Cittalia, during a Creative SpIN project study visit in Bologna.
How Are Creative Industries Currently Contributing To Urban Growth In Europe?
In a context of deep economic crisis, cities need to develop innovative solutions to regain competitiveness and attractiveness. Cultural and creative industries (CCIs), from design, fashion, performing arts, cinema, animation, architecture, video games, music or food, have a key role to play in providing cities with new ideas and dynamise their territories. CCIs are contributing to image and branding strategies, to the revitalisation of peripheral areas as well as to the creation of knowledge-intensive careers, thus contributing to urban development, social cohesion, better quality of life, tourism, innovative jobs and new investments. Cultural offerings or good quality food are in particular key factors to retain and attract talented people as they create attractive living, entertaining and learning conditions. Talents (designers, artists, architects, …) need to evolve in a place that stimulate their imagination and favors creative social interactions and where risk taking and creative boldness is promoted.
Allow Cross-Sectoral Interactions
The big challenge today is to better connect CCIs to other sectors of the economy with a view to transfer creative skills and develop new forms of innovation. Read the rest of this entry »