So, following my own advice, I was excited to come across a series of posts by D’Log about an event at the University of Birmingham yesterday.
This paragraph particularly caught my eye:
The city is considering appointing a “Creative Director” for Birmingham. A “Creative Village” area might be designated and signed by 2010; that may be either Moseley or the Jewellery Quarter, or possibly Digbeth. Creatives are providing free input into the proposed 20-year Birmingham City Centre Masterplan (the “Parkinson Report”), especially in relation to the relocation of BIAD to Curzon Street and the branding of the wider Digbeth area.
A creative director for Birmingham?! A creative village?! How positive and exciting!
He said that the council needed someone to oversee the cultural and creative image of the city. He spoke very passionately about it and had some very interesting points to make.
Personally if someone can help show the world just how innovative, passionate and creative Birmingham is, then I am all for it.
However, I’m a bit confused by D’Log’s linking as that takes you to Creative Republic‘s website. My understanding is that is a very different thing, more an industry lobby group. Am I right?