An invitation to join FORM and Charles Landry in conversation. Author, speaker and architect of the Creative City concept – now a global movement – Charles Landry is an urban trailblazer rethinking city-making for the 21st century. No stranger to Perth, Charles is an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change, who helps cities identify and make the most of their potential.

The Creative Bureaucracy & its Radical Common Sense

Thursday 19th July
2 – 3.30pm

The Goods Shed
4 Shenton Road, Claremont

Bureaucracies shape and influence cities, particularly their ‘atmosphere’, the intangible but nevertheless influential aura that can encourage or discourage entrepreneurships and citizenry. Charles argues that there is a direct link between the success of a city and the creativity of its bureaucracy. In The Creative Bureaucracy & its Radical Common Sense he explains why creativity and bureaucracy, two concepts apparently in tension, are in fact natural allies in helping communities bridge divides and find commonality in the quest to build better places to live. Learn how different bureaucracies can broker engagement and innovation to project a generosity of spirit.

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The Civic City in a Nomadic World

Thursday 19th July
6 – 7pm

The Goods Shed
4 Shenton Road, Claremont

Where do we belong when everything is on the move? How do we reinvent anchorage, connection- cities in which togetherness in difference meet and mix well? In The Civic City in the Nomadic World, a one-off special, Charles recasts the civic city notion is a “clarion call to refocus and rethink our city making and to draw on the best of human attributes, emphasizing more what we share rather than what separates us.” Explore the implications our connectedness and mobility have for the meaningful creation of cities, and interrogate how we find a sense of self and belonging in place. This session is open to anyone interested in building healthy vibrant cities.

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