CULTURAL DRIVERS: INTERNATIONAL URBAN REFERENCES AND AVANT-GARDE PROJECTS - Bilbao experiential visit and challenge workshop

Participants at the UNIC CityLabs Festival had the opportunity to enjoy an experiential visit to Bilbao┬┤s "culture triangle". After the experiential visit, participants were part of a challenge workshop, in collaboration with the City Council of Bilbao, to discuss the main challenge of the XX1st Century Post-Industrial UNIC cities, sharing experiences, examples and lessons learned from each city.

Venue

Experiential visit at Bilbao and Challenge workshop at the University of Deusto

Date

Start: 26.04.2023
End: 26.04.2023

Partners

Bilbao City Council

With the Guggenheim as its cornerstone, the transformation of Bilbao has revolved, to a large extent, around Culture. Thus, both locals and visitors can find different cultural alternatives among which, and in a few kilometers around, avant-garde projects stand out. Culture and creativity industries as well as the conservation of heritage have become core elements in the development of the cities. How public, private, social and individual initiatives contribute to this development will be the topic of discussion in the workshop.

There were two sessions,one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Total participants, in the morning and in the afternoon:

  • 30 academic staff
  • 30 administrative staff
  • 4 city representatives
  • 6 students
  • 1 Rector
  • 1 Engaged research officer

Total number of participants: 72

Culture has played an important role in the post-industrial urban transformation of Bilbao. In this sense, participants had the opportunity to visit the "cultural triangle" of Bilbao, visiting the most iconic museums of the city. After this experiential visit, they participated in a challenge workshop to discuss common challenges in the field of culture of UNIC post-industrial cities.

Tags

UNIC CityLabs

Themes

Urban resilience and transformation

Type of Case

Festival

Languages

English

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