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Cities Ahead Academy Augsburg

The Cities Ahead Academy Augsburg was organised by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with the Department for Culture, World Heritage and Sport of the City of Augsburg from 1-3 February 2023.

I am extremely pleased that we can exchange ideas on the topics of sustainability, creative urban development, but also [...] Creative Economy and finally start a European network.

Jürgen Enninger – Referat für Kultur, Welterbe und Sport | City of Augsburg

Topics and workshops

The Creative City – The City as a Creative Ecosystem
Expert: Charles Landry (Urbanist and Author “The Creative City“)

European Benchmarking in Cultural City Development
Expert: Valentina Montalto (Co-Author „Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor” 2017 & 2019)

Culture and City Networks - UNESCO Creative Cities, EUROCITIES and More
Expert: Rainer Kern (Special Advisor Global Network and UN Affairs | City of Mannheim)

Creative Potential of Art and Culture for Sustainable Urban Development
Expert: Dr. Ralf Weiß (REFLEXIVO – Office for Innovation and Change)

  • 01 Titelbild © Max Höllen
  • 02 Day 01 Title © Max Höllen
  • 03 Day 01 Introduction © Max Höllen
  • 04 Day 01 Keynote Charles Landry © Max Höllen
  • 05 Day 01 Short Inputs © Max Höllen
  • 06 Day 02 Title © Max Höllen
  • 07 Day 02 Workshop Benchmarking © Max Höllen
  • 08 Day 02 Workshop Networks © Max Höllen
  • 09 Day 02 Workshop Sustainability © Max Höllen
  • 10 Day 03 Title © Max Höllen
  • 11 Day 03 Discussion © Max Höllen
  • 12 Day 03 Call What next © Max Höllen

Open Call Augsburg – Placemaking

In cooperation with the Department for Culture, World Heritage and Sport of the City of Augsburg, Cities Ahead has launched an open call to creatives worldwide. We were looking for placemaking projects for the creative (temporary) transformation of public space in Augsburg, in the overarching context of sustainable cultural urban development. The focus should be on the needs, aspirations, wishes and visions of the local population.
The placemaking projects are intended to strengthen the connections between people and places and relate to one of the following two locations in Augsburg:

Information on the application process
Submissions were accepted until 31 May 2023. The most convincing concepts will be selected by mid-July 2023. The authors of the selected projects will be notified personally and the projects will be announced on the website


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