Published: 7th Jul 2011

Jacob Urup Nielsen explains how a British Council project has investigated the different ways in which cities can tap into their creative side ‘Reverse graffiti’ by Moose in Aarhus, Denmark. Over the past four years the British Council’s Creative Cities project has reached 250,000 people directly in 15 countries across Europe. One of its main aims has been to harness the creativity which exists in cities everywhere to the greater good of the city as a whole. The most salient expression of creativity is public art and cultural events in our cityscapes such as sculptures, street art, festivals and street performance. A second, but no less important way to work with creativity is by giving opportunity to people from all walks for life to use their creative and innovative skills to rethink the place they live and thereby make it better. This second definition is sometimes … (To read the full article, subscribe below)