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8 February 2015

Download our free Brazil/ UK Creative Economy dialogues

Featuring senior voices from Tate Modern, the University of São Paulo and Manchester Metropolitan University, Policy Investigations: UK/Brazil Creative Economy Dialogues is a free download on the importance of the cultural sector to prosperity.

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"What began as a series of interventions and initiatives has evolved into fully formed approach to place and neighbourhood making." 

Donald Hyslop, Head of Regeneration and Community Partnmerships at Tate Modern, on the role Tate Modern has made to the social and economic regeneration of Bankside, London.

What are the new directions in policy-making for the creative economy? What is the role of design in innovation policy? Does urban regeneration through culture work?  This publication addresses the core issues at the heart of the British Council's Creative Economy work in the UK and Brazil.

Policy Investigations: UK/Brazil Creative Economy Dialogues examines the meeting points between the impact of the creative industries and cultural policy.  Using case studies, reflections and dialogues from leading professionals from the sector, it demonstrates the impact that cultural policy has on both the global economy and communities internationally. You can download a free pdf version of the publication here.

FUTURO and Fundação Bienal in São Paulo 05/12/2015

The launch events in Belo Horiozonte, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo attracted an audiece of over one thousand and featured debates with contributors Donald Hyslop from Tate and policy-maker and consultant Lidia Goldenstein.  Chairing the discussions were Creative Economy consultant Ana Carla Fonseca Reis in Belo Horizonte, Lavinia Barros, Luciane Gorgulho and Job Rodrigues from BNDES in Rio and MoMA’s Architecture Curator Pedro Gadanho in São Paulo.

The  publication was launched at SEBRAE, Belo Horizonte, BNDES in Rio de Janeiro and ARQ. FUTURO and Fundação Bienal in São Paulo.

Policy Investigations: UK/Brazil Creative Economy Dialogues is a project initiated by The British Council, curated by economist Lidia Goldenstein, with contributions from Brazilian experts at Associação Casa Azul, BNDES, Centro de Design Paraná, Garimpo de Soluções, IAB, Istituto Europeo de Design, Porto Digital, Secretaria de Economia Criativa, UERJ, Urbem and USP and UK partners Design Council, NESTA, Tate Modern and Manchester Metropolitan University.