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Monday, May 30 • 12:00 - 13:00
Breakout session: new global geographies of cultural flagships

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Ever since the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, major cultural institutions have become an important driver in the globalisation of cities and anchors in cultural districts around the world.

An ongoing research project spearheaded by Martin Müller and David Gogishvili from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, aims to trace the spread of these capital projects, also known as cultural flagships, around the world from the 1990s to today – asking questions like: where are these institutions being opened? What type dominates – museums, theatres, others? How expensive are they? Who are the (st)architects behind their design? And what does the future hold for this paradigm?

Based on interim findings from the research, this breakout session will explore the past, present, and future trends in global cultural investment. We will also unearth curious trivia to spring on an unsuspecting neighbour during the gala dinner, such as: Which is the city with the highest number of new cultural flagships opened between 1990 and today?

Moderators
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Daniel Payne

Managing Principal, AEA Consulting
Daniel has a background that merges architecture, design, and business. Since joining AEA, Daniel has applied his skills to strategic and business planning for more than 100 clients, including:Developing financial models and business plans for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural... Read More →

Speakers
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Martin Müller

Professor, University of Lausanne
Martin Müller is a professor in the Department of Geography and Sustainability at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is interested in how rich cities attempt to become sexy cities. In other words: How do cities seek to convert economic capital into cultural capital by investing... Read More →
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David Gogishvili

Senior Researcher, Institute of geography and sustainability – University of Lausanne
David Gogishvili is a senior researcher in the Department of Geography and Sustainability at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is interested in the role that large-scale urban development projects, such as mega-events and cultural flagship institutions, play in cities across... Read More →


Monday May 30, 2022 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
LAC: Sala 3