During 10th and 11th december CRIT members have participated in the Innova Conference, showing the results of a three-years research on the role of innovation, culture and creativity as a source for organisation and economic growth for cities after the crisis. The project has analised new economic sectors and its organisation in four spanish cities: Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia. Furthermore, the project was linked to other research projects being developed by other research groups in University of Valencia (Innocult project by ECONCULT) and University of Lleida (Innter project).
The conference included the collaboration of keynote speakers: Bastian Lange analysed the role of makerspaces in the city, Ivan Tosics focused on how local governments are trying to promote urban regeneration without funds and using innovation as a source, whereas Marianna d’Ovidio contextualised the role of co-working spaces, markerspaces and other forms of organisation as a form of contestation of the creative city paradigm.
You will found some results of the project soon in the website of the project here