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Conference archive

May 24, 2008


I’m uploading all the presentations from our 1st annual conference on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games to the conference blog.  The plan is to keep the blog updated throughout the year with links to information about the legacy planning for 2012 as well as links to new research in the area.

A memetic understanding of the Cultural Olympaid for the 2012 games

May 20, 2008


This presentation explains some research that a colleague and I are carrying out into the Cultural Olympiad being planned for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.  It contains some brief notes on a memetic framework we are developing as a way of engaging with the Cultural Olympiad as an evolving system with a heritage and a future […]

Culinary regeneration

May 14, 2008


BBC Radio 4’s ‘food programme’ this week explored attempts to regenerate New Orleans following hurricane Katrina, using food and food culture as the catalyst for development.  Cultural regeneration strategies can draw on a range of cultural resources to galvanise a community or drive economic development, but this is one of the rare examples of food culture/cuisine […]

He’s crazy, but it just might work….

May 12, 2008


Boris Johnson became London’s mayor last week, fulfilling a prophecy of doom made on this blog some time ago.  I worried then that it would be the ‘ironic’ vote that made the difference, but it appears that it was the ‘tory doughnut’ what won it.  The possible effects of part-time TV presenter, editor, jester and […]