After the Cultural City – New Positions for Culture in Urban Development

International conference

September 24-25, 2010. Pécs, Hungary
Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering, University of Pécs

After the Cultural City is an international conference on new questions and issues of cultureled planning, urban development, architecture and the creative industries. In recent years the spatial and operational context of the urban public has been redefined by both the economic and political transformations of the global economic crises and the simultaneously growing importance of technology and networks in urban systems. These
processes have created new relationships between centre and periphery, built spaces and their users, also offering new roles for culture and innovation in architectural, institutional and infrastructural development.

The conference takes place with the help of characters who play leading roles in the international arena of both professional and academic fields. The lecturers present the latest cases and methods from all over the world, and the participants of the conference look for strategies that can be useful in connection with cultural city development for Hungary and Pécs. Those developmental models that have already established in the area of Center- and East Europe will get a special stress during the conference.

South-Transdanubian Chamber in co-operation with Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering, University of Pécs

The conference is part of the program series of AFTER THE CULTURAL CITY that is initiated by South-Transdanubian Chamber and Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering, University of Pécs on the occasion of the year of Pécs 2010 European Cultural Capital.
On the score of the decision of Hungarian Architect Chamber each participant gets two credit points for participation.

Keynote speakers:
Franco Bianchini, Juan Herreros

Conference Speakers:
Matei Bejenaru, John Belchem, Judit Bodnár, Balázs Bodó, Bryan Boyer,Marcus Foth, Hartmut Häussermann, Bas van Heur, Sabine Knierbein,Geert Lovink, Bert van Meggelen, Domenico Patassini, Fabrice Raffin,Dominique Rouillard, Richard Russell, Nada Svob-Dokic, Jakub Szczesny,Zsolt Szokolai, József Takáts, Kai Vöckler, Martijn de Waal.

Thematic leaders of the conference:
Samu Szemerey and Levente Polyák

Further partners of organization:
Department of Communication and Media Sciences, University of Pécs
Group of Hungarian Society for Urban Planning; Tolna-Baranya county