04/07/2019 | 12.00h (CET time)
CREATIVE COMMUNITY COLLIDERS: how to create an atmosphere for fundamental changes in stead of incremental innovations
BY KOEN SNOECKX
After the 1st Webinar with Tom Fleming, where we approached the importance of strategy and partnerships in the supporting of the Creative Ecosystems, the 2nd Chebec Webinar intends to defend a practical approach to the development of creative community colliders.
Using the CERN particle collider in Switzerland as a metaphor, Koen Snoeckx considers that artists, designers, technologists, educators, politicians represent many “islands” of expertise and that it is very important to create opportunities and contexts where they can collide with each other. Through these collisions stakeholders from different sectors can join forces to truly touch upon the fundamental changes needed to forward our society in an atmosphere that allows for collaboration based on a level playing field and mutual trust.
As just one aspect in this context, this Webinar will elaborate on how Cultural and Creative Industries could position themselves towards other sectors in order to create more mutual insight in where their value lies. A tool that could also be useful for policy makers to assess the strengths and gaps in their creative ecosystem.
Under this perspective, and combining theory with practical examples, this second Webinar intends to work, debate and rethink the approach of the cultural sector by the decision makers and the approach on how the sector should connect and promote collisions with other sectors.
Main topics for discussion:
- How CCI-driven projects can create impact (e.g. on the level of urban development, social innovation, economy, etc.)?
- What is the concept of creative community colliders?
- What are some important elements to create an atmosphere for successful collisions involving CCI?
- How could Cultural and Creative Industries position themselves towards other sectors in order to create more insight in where their value lies?
- How – in this context - policy makers can assess the strengths and gaps of their local creative ecosystem?
Koen Snoeckx, the founder of Luscinus, describes himself as a Collision Maker.
Before starting Luscinus, Koen gained experience heading a number of non-profit organizations shaping cross-disciplinary collaborations involving CCI. Koen has acted as Strategic Advisor and Head of Business Development at Baltan Laboratories in Eindhoven, Chairman of Creative Ring and one of the driving forces of Creative Ring Eindhoven. While working in those roles, Koen has connected locally and internationally to a diverse set of stakeholders, both at the strategic level as well as in the daily operations. This gives him a unique insight into the creative sector, from grassroots initiatives to what is happening in the world of policy making.
See more in: https://www.luscinus.be/