2009 conference audio recordings

— Monday, 7 December 2009 —

12.45 Arrival and registration
Master of ceremonies: Martin Farrell
1.00 Opening and official welcome
Opening remarks: Olaf Gerlach-Hansen https://culturefutures.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/olaf-gerlach-hansen.mp3

Welcome speeches:
Finn Andersen, President, European National Institutes of Culture & Secretary General, Danish Cultural Institute

Dominique Girard, Executive Director, Asia Europe Foundation

Opening Poem: Cecil Rajendra (Malaysia), Nobel nominated writer 

1.30   An Ecological Age by 2050
Peter Head, Director, ARUP
2.20 Culture and an Ecological Age by 2050
Trevor Davies, Director, Copenhagen International Theatre/Århus 2017 (Denmark)
2.40 Dialogue and discussion of Peter Head and Trevor Davies presentations
3.00 Introduction to exhibition Re-think: Contemporary art and climate by Anne Sophie Witzke and Nana Bernhard
3.15 Refreshments
3.45 An expanding spiral of engagement
Cultural perspectives from around the world
Moderator: Ms. Ada Wong, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Institute for Contemporary Culture
Ong Ken Seng, Artistic Director of Theatreworks (Singapore)
Sandra Gibson, President, Association of Performing Arts Presenters/Terre Jones, President, Wolf Trap National Park (USA) – video message
Nille Juul-Sørensen, Chairman of Jury, Indeks: Design for a better life (Denmark)
Comments from other parts of the world and dialogue
4.45 Politics, power and cultural change
Moderator: Ms. Mary Ann DeVlieg, Secretary General, IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts)
Address by Claus Leggewie, Professor, Institut für Kulturwissenschaften and German Government Advisory Council on Global Change
Comments and dialogue
5.45 Crystallising messages from the symposium and closing remarks
David Viner, Programme Area Leader for Climate Change, British Council
Carina Christensen, Danish Minister of Culture
Closing remarks: Olaf Gerlach-Hansen
6–7.30 Launch Reception at National Gallery Café

— Tuesday, 8 December 2009 —

9.00 Registration and refreshments on arrival
9.30 Welcome and opening
Introductions: Martin Farrell
Culture|Futures: Summary of proposition and agenda of the day. Olaf Gerlach-HansenTheme of the day: The cultural sector visions for an ecological age
10.00 Plenary presentations on visions of an ecological age and experiences on how to get there
Presentations on citizens, youth, communty and city life, cultural sector practices, communicating science, investing in culture.Citizens: Bjørn Bedsted, Project Director, World Wide Views on Global Warming (Danish Board of Technology)
Youth: Young climate champions from different countries (names to be provided)
Community and city life: Marco Kusumavijaya, Architect (Indonesia): Green Maps Jarkarta
Cultural sector practices: Alison Tickell (UK), Director, Julie’s Bicycle: Building sustainable practices in the music industry and beyond
Communicating science: Lütz Engelke, Founder, Triad (Germany): The Chinese Eco Pavillion Expo 2010
Investing in culture and sustainability: Jonathan Maxwell, Founding Partner and CEO, Sustainable Development Capital LLP (UK): Private investments with an ecological film investments as a case
11.15 Break with refreshments
11.30 Visions on Cultivating Collaboration– visions on what will help cultural actors collaborate among themselves and with other stakeholders, and what will they get in the wayPresentations and discussions in working groups:
– Cultural Solutions 2020…2030…2040…2050 (2 groups in main auditorium)
– Cultural Communication by now (2 groups in rooms 3.1 and 3.2)
1.00 Lunch break
2.00 Collaborations and communication – seeing an expanding spiral of engagement around the world
Introduction to the challenge
Focus groups (max. 8 persons each) distilling messages to the cultural sector, other sectors/stakeholders and to politicians/COP15.
Proposals to consider in Culture|Futures background paper, chapter 3, pp 38-45 will be basis for discussion in focus groups. These pages contain draft messages to the cultural sector (chapter 3.2.I), other sectors/stakeholders (chapter 3.2.II) and to politicians/COP15 (chapter 3.2.III).
3.30 Break with refreshments
3.45 Culture|Futures & Communication – the messages we want to get across
Summary of messages from focus groups
Comments from invited experts
Discussion and conclusions
5.30 Close

— Wednesday, 9 December 2009 —

9.00 Welcome and opening
Summary of main messages from yesterday. Programme today.Theme of the morning: Cities, Culture and an Ecological Age
9.30 Cultural transformations of Cities
75% of world populations will live in cities by 2050 – how can cities achieve a succesful cultural transformation to an Ecological Age?
Plenary presentations will adresss the cultural challenges to city planning and development.
Co-moderators: Marco Kusumavijaya (Indonesia) and Trevor Davies (Denmark)
The politicians perspective: Klaus Bondam, Mayor in Copenhagen for Technical and Environmental Administration, Denmark
Architecture, social infrastructure and cultural planning. Perspectives by:
Sunand Prasad (UK), Immediate Past President, Royal Institute for British Architecture (RIBA) and Senior Partner, Penoyre & Prasad LLP
Mario Cucinella (Italy), Founder, Mario Cucinella Architects
Jan Gehl (Denmark), Founder Gehl Architects
Debra Lam, Arup
Wider cultural perspectives: Dialogue based on interventions from different perspectives from the cultural sector from the floor. First comment by Yusaku Imamura, Director, Tokyo Wonder Site, Counselor on Special Issue to the Governor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo, Japan
11.00 Break
11.30 Cultivating and communicating city collaborations
What will help city and cultural stakeholders/actors collaborate. How to communicate this.
Presentations and discussions in working groups:
– Asian city collaborations
– European city collaborations
– Open group
12.45 Close
13.00 Lunch
2.00 Confirming messages
Presentation of emerging messages from yesterday and today
2.30 Conveying Cultures|Futures messages
How can messages can be conveyed worldwide.
Comments from Culture|Futures collaborating organisations and
participants/experts at working seminar
3.30 Break
3.45 Organising the Culture|Futures the spiral of engagement
How will Culture|Futures function?
Comments from Culture|Futures collaborating organisations and
participants/experts at working seminar
4.45 Next actions and Closing remarks
5.00 Close