The City Speaks had a fabulous year in 2012! News of where it’s been and where to expect it in 2013… (Germany, Malta, Greece and France - it’s coming your way!)
TCS launched in Maribor on 12 July 2012, coinciding with European City of Culture events and a visit from the Committee on Culture and Education in the European Parliament. Also featured live graffiti and music from The Selector DJs (the British Council’s international radio station). Also featuring guided tours from Maslaha.
TCS opened as part of the Biennale of Design programme on 15 October 2012. This was accompanied by a roundtable discussion with a range of talents (including Graham Sheffield, Director of Arts at the British Council) about city regeneration, what role culture can play, and how important it is to relate to social and political dynamics in the environment. Also featuring guided tours from Maslaha.
TCS opened at the Museum of Copenhagen on 6 July 2012, accompanied by a ‘Before I die…’ wall.
TCS opened in Geneva in September 2012 in the UN Palais des Nations (with speeches from Ambassadors and UN officials) and was also accompanied by a skateboarding competition which brought young skateboarders from the UK to compete against those from Geneva. We brought Susie McKenna, Creative Director of the Hackney Empire, to the event and she gave a beautiful speech.
TCS opened in the Museum of World Culture on 25 August 2012 (as part of the Eid Festival that the museum hosts every year). The museum was so thrilled with the exhibition that they asked to keep it until the end of the year.
TCS opened in Athens (in the Spyromiliou Arcade) on 20 November 2012. Candy Chang’s ‘Before I die…’ wall featured.
Coming in March 2013.
TCS was presented on 29 November at a Migration and Cities seminar (with the Heinrich Böll Foundation).
Leipzig – TCS opened in Leipzig in January 2013.
COMING SOON!: TCS will open at the St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in February 2013. It will coincide with a social entrepreneurship seminar on the theme of ‘Smart Cities and Environment’.
To open in Marseille in 2013.