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The Southbank re-designed with the tides in mind

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Ella-Marie Fowler got in touch about her BA project on sustainability, and here she describes it.

I’m a graduating student from Design for Performance (BA Hons) at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London. For my final project, I chose to focus on sustainability within theatre and how the arts can affect climate change awareness.

I designed a proposal for a Sustainable Arts Centre on the Southbank, London (pictured). The centre would provide space for visiting artists, performers and theatre companies to respond to climate change awareness. The building would be constructed from reclaimed materials and use green energy sources. Visitors to the centre would encounter different experiences throughout the day due to the changing tide of the Thames.

Last year, I visited the Jellyfish Theatre and researched art organisations such as TippingPoint through the Ashden Directory. This sparked ideas about my final year project. As a graduating student in theatre design, I wanted my work to reflect contemporary issues and consider how to develop a sustainable approach to my future work.

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HOW CAN WE ENSURE THAT CULTURE AND CREATIVITY MAKE MAXIMUM IMPACT ON THE UK ECONOMY BEYOND THE RECESSION?

HOW CAN WE ENSURE THAT CULTURE AND CREATIVITY MAKE MAXIMUM IMPACT ON THE UK ECONOMY BEYOND THE RECESSION ?

– ENSURING MOST RIGOROUS IMPLEMENTATION OF CREATIVE BRITAIN

– CAPITALISING ON THE SUCCESS OF CULTURAL LEADERS

– DELIVERING CREATIVITY AT THE CORE OF REGIONAL AND CITY STRATEGIES

– MAKING BEST USE OF THE INVESTING IN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES? LOCAL GUIDE

Monday 26 October, 2009

– Royal Commonwealth Society, London

Contributors include

Sir John Tusa,Chair, University of the Arts London

· Emily Thomas,Director, Aequitas

· Anne Bonnar, Recently Transition Director, Creative Scotland

· Mark Davy, Director, Futurecity

· Alexandra Jones,Associate Director, The Work Foundation

· Anna Whyatt,Creative Futures Director, ERA

· Jacqui Henderson, Skills Ambassador to the Creative and Cultural Industries

· Chris Garcia, Head of Clusters, South West Regional Development Agency

· Phil Shankland, Managing Director, Inspiral, South Yorkshire

· Brendan McGoran, Creative Industries Officer, Belfast City Council

Issues covered

· How best should we capitalise on the huge contribution of culture and creativity to UK economy and society?

· What should we learn from the vast success of UK cultural leaders unlike those in other sectors?

· How do we ensure creative industries make maximum impact on economic growth throughout the UK?

· What are Government’s agenda and expectations?

· How effectively is the Creative Britain strategy being taken forward?

· What will be the impact of Digital Britain?

· How best can we sustain innovative and sustainable business models for the arts and creative industries?

· How best do we find, inspire, develop and sustain creative entrepreneurs and maximise their contribution?

· How important is cultural branding to regeneration and growth?

· How best to we ensure successful collaboration between artists, architects, public authorities and developers?

· What can we learn from the Ideopolis concept?

· How can culture and innovation make maximum impact to success, sustainability and growth of UK cities?

· How do we ensure creative and cultural industries make maximum contribution and impact on regional growth?

· How best should we use the local government guide Investing in Creative Industries??

· Where can we hope to be in ten years time?

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