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
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
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
The European City/Capital of Culture Programme was launched in 1985 and the ECoC title has been awarded to nearly 60 cities in 30 countries.
As the first appointed Culture Advisor to the International Olympic Committee, Dr Beatriz Garcia began working with the Tokyo 2020 team on their Olympic and Paralympic cultural programme developments.
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
Published in collaboration with Culture @ the Olympics, Aberje and the University of São Paulo Dr Beatriz Garcia and her collaborators at the University of Sâo Paulo and Aberje are in Rio this week presenting the results of our one year UK-Brazil research collaboration to explore the immediate legacy of hosting the Rio 2016 Games on the … Continue reading Rio 2016 Legacy
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
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
Previously published in The Conversation