Using culture to reshape and renew our declining cities is a nice idea – or is it? Dragan Klaic looks at the successes and failures of urban projects, assesses the value of “regeneration through culture” and challenges some of the more conventional assumptions with a revolutionary recipe for cultural development.
is a Visiting Professor of Cultural Policy at the Central European University in Budapest. He also teaches regularly at the Universities of Bologna, Leiden and Istanbul Bilgi, and at the University of Arts Belgrade. He is the initiator and Chair of the European Festivals Research Project and a writer, lecturer, researcher as well as the author of several books, most recently Mobility of Imagination, a companion guide to international cultural cooperation (2007).