June 2022

The Colloquium will bring together up to 10 academic participants and additional local stakeholders over two-days.

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.

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 February 2022.

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