Programme

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

15:30

Registration

Opening session

Conference venue: Gran Salon, National Museum of Archaeology

Moderator: Jonas Büchel, hosted by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

16:00

Opening address by Jason Micallef, Valletta 2018 Foundation Chairman

16:30

Serendipity and the Future of the City

Prof. Dr Sebastian Olma

Author & Critic, hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands
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17:00

Quality of Life in Malta - Some reflections on the impact of the ECoC in 2018

Dr Marie Briguglio

Economist & academic
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17:30

Breaking the ice activity

18:30

Conference way forward

19:30

Welcome dinner

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Thursday 23rd November 2017

08:30

Registration (continued)

Plenary session

Conference venue: Gran Salon, National Museum of Archaeology

Moderator: Caldon Mercieca

09:00

Culture, City identity and City Image: The role of cultural districts and destinations in shaping the city’s cultural identity and image

Juan Carlos Belloso

CEO, Future Places
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09:30

Sports Accessible for All

Bjorn Vassallo

FIFA
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10:00

Urban renewal through Mucem

Mikael Mohamed

Head of International Relations, Mucem
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10:30

Q&A

10:45

Coffee break

11:00

New participatory urban culture - a case study of Helsinki

​Jaakko Blomberg

Urban activist
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11:30

Ġewwa Barra: creatively relating inside and outside

Dr Victor Jacono

Theatre artist & educator
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12:00

Bar Europa

Dr Michele Gerace

Co-founder Bar Europa, hosted by the British Council
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12:30

Q&A

12:45

Introduction to Mapping for Change workshop

13:00

Lunch

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Parallel sessions

Venue: Gran Salon, National Museum of Archaeology

Time: 14:30

Moderators: tbc

17:00

End of day 1

20:30

Networking activity - exploring Valletta

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Friday 24th November 2017

Parallel sessions

Venue: Gran Salon, National Museum of Archaeology

Time: 09:00

Moderators: tbc

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Mapping for Change workshop

What do people feel about their places?  How can culture make places better?  The Valletta 2018 Foundation is collaborating with Mapping for Change to answer these questions, and more.  In a drive towards collaboratively examining people’s perception of cultur…
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13:30

Lunch

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Lunch

Time: 13:30

Venue: tbc

Closing session

Venue: Gran Salon, National Museum of Archaeology

Moderator: Jonas Büchel

Time: 15:00

15:00

Design & place-branding

Dr Tricia Austin

Design consultant & academic
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15:30

Closing workshop

16:40

Closing remarks by Catherine Tabone, Valletta 2018 Foundation Executive Director

16:50

Conclusions

17:00

Tour of the National Museum of Archaeology

20:30

Networking activity - brass band concert

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