June 2022

The Colloquium will bring together up to 10 academic participants and additional local stakeholders over two-days at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy.

The Colloquium will be a physical event that brings together the outcomes of the Urban Forums with discussions on key issues emerging. A main focus of the Colloquium will be developing papers for a peer-reviewed special issue journal on European Creative Cities and Covid-19.

The colloquium will also include three city panel discussions and two “City Cafés” addressing emerging themes, issues and recommendations for community and policy stakeholders.

Dr Laura Burroco will deliver a workshop on decolonialising urban creative economies research with a mutual learning activity with southern cities.

There will be whole group networking and social activities planned, including communal breakfasts, a dinner, a guided tour of Cittadellarte and a walking tour of Biella.

Day-time catering and one workshop dinner will be included in the free registration for the Colloquium. Accommodation will be available at the venue, Fondazione Pistoletto and where possible we will facilitate group transfers to airports. Participants will be required to fund their own travel, accommodation and any additional meals.

To participate in the colloquium, extended abstracts will be submitted for consideration by a panel. Selected participants will be invited to submit papers in advance for paired one-to-one feedback and discussion during the colloquium. There will be an emphasis on Early-Career participation, with a number of bursaries to support accepted participants.

The call for abstracts and details for the colloquium will be announced in January 2022.

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