Guest Lecture: Steven Flower Wednesday 27th of January

Steven Flower will contribute to this year’s Manchester POLIS programme.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday the 27th of January at 10am. Manchester Metropolitan University Righton Building 114

Steven has a background in the third sector, working in various organisations and contexts over the past 10 years to enable better use of information technology tools. This has ranged from youth film making projects in Eastern Germany to IT recycling to founding a social enterprise to provide web services to the sector. At Substance Steven leads on the development of projects that aim to get the best use of technology for those delivering social change at all levels. This includes development of our web-based tools, but also local projects that enable organisations to tell stories digitally. Steven has a BA (Hons) in Communication Processes, and an MA in European Urban Cultures.

About: Robert Grimm

All over Europe, cities are faced with the challenge of using cultural resources to re-position their city in an increasingly culturally and economically diversified European space. Related to this is a clear recognition of the growing importance of cultural resources for economic and community development. This produces new opportunities and challenges for local cultural planning and management. In order to fully exploit the innovative and supportive role of culture in European urban development, it will be necessary to develop a new socially and culturally sensitive professionalism, able to cross the boundaries between the arts, design, urban and spatial planning, public policy and the market, artistic creativity and cultural management. The MA in European Urban Cultures offers a specialist programme aimed at graduate students from Europe and elsewhere with undergraduate degrees in subject areas such as the social sciences; cultural and leisure studies; art, design and architecture; urban theory and planning; cultural marketing and management. The course is also targeted at professionals and administrators eager for the latest experiences, ideas and insights in urban cultural policy.