Caoimhe Mac Andrew asks “Dublin: A Creative City?”

3 May

Proposed “innovation corridors” which Mac Andrew claims have no physical presence in the city

In her work, Dublin: A Creative City? arts administrator Caoimhe Mac Andrew critically assesses the Dublin City Development Plan for 2011-2017, specifically the city’s plans to re-brand Dublin as a creative city.  While many cities have adopted the ideas of Charles Landry’s “Creative City” and Richard Florida’s “Creative Class” in their cultural policies, Mac Andrew looks at what it means to apply these theories to Dublin.  Her work provides an honest look at whose voices are heard in the planning process, as well as what divides occur between ideology and practice.

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