Best of… European Capitals of Culture image archive

Beatriz Garcia curates a selection of favourite moments and images captured at European Capital of Culture hosts over the years. This collection will grow progressively, and it is being shared via our Instagram feed. We start with a selection of images presenting ECoC brand icons and the many diverse ways they have occupied and become … Continue reading Best of… European Capitals of Culture image archive

Cultureshock | Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme

As the UK prepares for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, it is worth revisiting this detailed study on Cultureshock, the North West cultural programme for the Machester 2002 Commonwealth Games. This work was the first detailed evaluation of a Commonwealth Games cultural programme and it set precedent for future Games editions, as well as providing … Continue reading Cultureshock | Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme

Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad

Beatriz Garcia is in Paris responding to a day workshop on the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad. She will be talking to key local stakeholders representing la Ville de Paris and the rapidly developing and newly redefined boroughs (établissements public territoriales) surrounding the Olympic Park site in Seine Saint Denis. They are : Plaine Comune, Est … Continue reading Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad

PyeongChang 2018 Culture Highlights

Two days into the Winter Olympic Games, our director, Beatriz Garcia, shares her Cultural Olympiad hightlights: Dual cultural programming: Cultural Olympiad / Culture 2018 PlusDedicated transport: Cultural Olympiad ShuttleDedicated colours: Hot pink branding for cultureKorean fun: K-Pop FestaArt + Sport links at Games info points Find additional stories on PyeongChang 2018 published via the Culture … Continue reading PyeongChang 2018 Culture Highlights

Building bridges between Olympic cities and the Olympic Movement

We have been awarded one of only six Advanced Olympic Research Grants by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), for a research project titled ‘The value of global cultural policy-making: Building bridges between Olympic cities and the Olympic Movement through transnational cultural narratives’. The project will document the testing and implementation of the first IOC Cultural Action Plan … Continue reading Building bridges between Olympic cities and the Olympic Movement

Tokyo 2020 Cultural Olympiad

Youth, heritage, empowerment and nationwide celebration Article originally published by Beatriz Garcia via Net TAM in 2018 (In English | In Japanese) The Cultural Olympiad has been an essential component of every edition of the Olympic Games since 1912. Despite its long history, the Olympic cultural programme is one of the least well known dimensions of the … Continue reading Tokyo 2020 Cultural Olympiad

Glasgow 1990 | 10 year legacies

Cities and Culture Project: Understanding the Long-term Legacies of Glasgow 1990, European City of Culture From January 2002 to December 2005, Dr Beatriz Garcia was the principal investigator of a research project on Cities and Culture, using Glasgow 1990 European City of Culture as a case study. The research was conducted at the Centre for Cultural … Continue reading Glasgow 1990 | 10 year legacies