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In this article, Dr Natalia Grincheva argues that the convergence of soft power and smart city ambitions and strategies is inevitable, and that museums play a key role as centres of soft power through their ability to attract visitors, elevate the global visibility of cities...
This new, creative strategy takes a 10-year view on how the City of Melbourne can integrate creativity into everything we do – not as an add-on, but planned from the start of a project, development or activity.
Creative spaces and arts hubs might enhance serendipity, collaboration, cross-trading and the network effects of their tenants by various degrees of active curation. Creative business themselves can gain benefits from being associated with the Hub brand – simply being in the building can suggest a...
Melbourne is a highly creative city that recognises the role creativity plays in expressing our identity, creating a sense of belonging and transforming our economy. The expiry of the city's Arts Strategy 2014–17 provides a fresh opportunity to take a new look at creativity, bearing...
The Anglo-Jewish community of Melbourne underwent radical change and massive growth from the 1930s with the immigration of those fleeing Hitler’s Europe. This paper will explore the making of modern Jewish Melbourne through an architectural and social history of the many institutional buildings constructed in...
This paper uses contemporary documentation, interviews and maps to highlight the different types of music careers, and modes of “making it”, seen in the 1986 feature film Dogs in Space. The film concerns a fictional band of the same name, based on The Ears, a...
The origins of a conservation ethos in the urban Australia of the late 1960s and early 1970s is commonly assumed to stem from international influences. Yet there is also a local cultural element to this urban conservationism, the recognition, celebration and preservation of historic environments,...
The second Melbourne Live Music Census, conducted on Saturday 25 November 2017, analysed the climate of Melbourne’s live music industry and found it to be not only healthy, but flourishing.
The overwhelming majority of Australians say they care deeply about our built heritage, but recent battles over heritage listed Melbourne properties reveal that the protection and preservation of our buildings is fraught.