Every city tells a story – Hype & legacy of event-led cultural regeneration

5:30pm - 8:00pm / Wednesday 25th March 2020
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
  • Suitable for: All welcome
  • Admission: Free
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How have major cultural events influenced international cultural policy, urban regeneration and city narratives? Dr Beatriz Garcia will share her 20 year research experience documenting mega events and their legacies around the world. Beatriz will begin this talk by identifying trends that started with the 1851 Universal Exhibition in London and grew with the launch of the modern Olympic Games in 1896. She will then reflect more closely on the last 30 years of event-led cultural regeneration. In a visually engaging presentation, she will show how Barcelona, Glasgow, Sydney, Liverpool and London, as hosts of the Olympic Games and the European Capital of Culture initiative, have been transformed both physically and symbolically. She will end with a reflection about the opportunities and challenges emerging out of the hype at the heart of mega-events as catalysts for storytelling and city reinvention.

Last of five FREE Public Lectures in the Arts promoted by the University of Liverpool on the theme 'Beauty, Utility, Time'