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Urban Narratives: creating creative cities creatively
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Cities are in a worldwide competition for talents, investments and visitors. The idea of a “creative city” emerged as a synonym for a dynamic, innovative city in the knowledge and digital age. But does it work? Can we “create” such cities? Can we create artificial narratives about a city or is a city forever rooted in its own identity, character and modus operandi? The current transformation of Hong Kong’s business model and ultimately its position in the global arena makes such questions timely and enormously important.

Thomas Sevcik is the co-founder of internationally acclaimed frontier strategist arthesia based in Hong Kong, Zurich and Los Angeles. He holds an Architecture degree from Technische Universität Berlin.
Thomas is the mastermind behind innovative large and unique real estate projects ranging from corporate theme parks and brand experiences to Airport Cities, urban districts and special zones. He also works on repositioning and brand narrative projects for companies, organizations and cities. Thomas lectures at Central Saint Martins College of Arts in London and at Hong Kong University, is a frequent commentator and panelist and sits on several advisory boards.

Thomas Sevcik
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7pm

Date/Time21/03/2017 19:00-20:30
VenueCPD-LG .59, Centennial Campus, HKU

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