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Doing Things Differently: Often Said, Rarely Done

By Renard Teipelke How often have you experienced it? You are part of a team that sits around a table, in the background ideally a flipchart or whiteboard. Everyone is full of ideas about the new project. There is excitement … Continue reading

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On the Creative Question – Nine Theses* By Geert Lovink, Sebastian Olma and Ned Rossiter ‘Culture attracts the worst impulses of the moneyed, it has no honor, it begs to be suburbanized and corrupted’. ― Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge ‘We … Continue reading

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You Want Another Index? Here We Go with INNOVATION!

By Renard Teipelke There is probably no index missing in the profession (and obsession) of ranking cities. One index that was recently mentioned in the UN-Habitat State of the World Cities Report 2012/2013 is the Innovation Cities Index. 2thinknow, the … Continue reading

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Not again with Berlin…

By Renard Teipelke The expert seemed quite outraged hearing my question about Frankfurt am Main’s reputation as an economically strong capital of finance that lacks the alternative style and subcultural creativity of Berlin. I moved from Germany’s capital city to … Continue reading

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Tired of the Creative bubble: Some thoughts on a popular concept

by Ares Kalandides Though I have more or less abandoned research on the issue of the Creative City, I am still often invited to participate in discussions or seminars on the subject. It is rarely satisfactory, as I find that … Continue reading

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Save Creativity! Peter Marcuse at the Centre for Metropolitan Studies on 9th August 2011

by Ares Kalandides There has been a relatively comforting silence recently around the creative class, the creative city and the creative economy. The embarrassing hurrahs of the past ten years seem to have settled into a murmur. People and discourses … Continue reading

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