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15th September, 2016

TCCE Presents – Complex Webs: Exploring connections between universities and the arts and creative sectors

The Culture Capital Exchange

Event Details

15th September, 2016
15:00 - 18:00
The Bargehouse - Oxo Tower Wharf, London, SE1 9PH
Please Note: Bargehouse has stairlift access to the 2nd floor, with only step-access to 3rd floor space where this event takes place.​

Complex Webs sets out to open a conversation about the ways in which the arts, creative industries and higher education are working now and how they have done so in the past. It will present an opportunity to reflect on and explore:

  • Geographies of creativity and the conditions in which creativity flourishes

  • Strategies, actions and attitudes that empower creative thinking, doing and innovation

  • Practices and Policies: Colliding the historical and the contemporary to inform the future



3pm Registration

3.15pm Introduction. Event Chair Evelyn Wilson (Director, TCCE)

3.20pm Session 1 – Geographies of Creativity: Exploring the conditions in which creativity flourishes.

Kasper de Graaf – Design Manchester
Leena Svinhufvud – Design Museum Helsinki

Professor Graeme Evans – Middlesex University

4.00pm Reflective Workshop 1

4.30pm Comfort break

4.40pm Session 2 – Strategies, actions and attitudes: Empowering creative thinking, doing and innovation.

Dr Sara Jones – City, University of London
Layton Reid – Ravensbourne

5.05pm Session 3 – Practices and Policies: Colliding the past and present to inform the future

Frank Challenger (Former CEO Light House Media Centre Wolverhampton)
Sorrel Hershberg (The Sorrell Foundation)

5.30pm Reflective Workshop 2

6.00pm Event ends. Opportunity to carry on networking


Complex Webs is being curated by TCCE as part of Creative Matters: A New Forum for Creative Futures.


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Creative Matters: A New Forum for Creative Futures 15 – 18 September 2016

Creative Matters is a 4 day programme for creatives, institutions and businesses collaborating to anticipate, shape and stimulate future economies. It will be a curated programme of Talks, Workshops, Master classes, Round table discussions and Networking Events taking place in and around Bargehouse, London.

These days are an opportunity to present, exchange knowledge and experience; and to connect and network in and around the following themes:

  • Collaboration
  • Think Different
  • Creative Economics
  • Inspire, Educate

TCCE, Design Manchester, The National Autistic Society, The Service Design Fringe Festival, Ben Tallon, Kim Leigh Pemberton, Elena Corchero with YoSteam, Barbara Chandler, Bridgemakers, Justine Fox, Make Makers, Confessions of a Design Geek. The Subversive Gardener, If By.

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Confirmed Partners

Creative Matters takes place during the London Design Festival as part of the Bankside Design District, Oxo Tower Wharf is owned and operated by Coin Street Community Builders.



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