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Lucy gave a keynote lecture at the 3rd Nordic Urban Forum 2018, Finland, March 2018

Lucy gave a keynote lecture, 'Participatory placemaking visions into action globally', at the 3rd Nordic Urban Forum 2018 staged at Hanasaari - Hanaholmen, Finland, from 22-24 March 2018.

Lucy gave a keynote lecture on participatory placemaking at the 3rd Nordic Urban Forum 2018 focusing on alternative culturally based urban strategies and practice, and staged at Hanasaari - Hanaholmen, Finland, from 22-24 March 2018. She joined speakers giving keynotes including architect Anthony Engi Meacock of Assemble; urban sociologist Lia Ghilardi; Panu Lehtovuori (professor of planning theory, Tampere University) urbanist Charles Hendry and professor of cultural policy (Hull University) Franco Bianchini.

Watch Lucy's keynote on YouTube: 'Participatory placemaking visions into action globally'

Nordic Urban Lab 2018 was the third and final open gathering of cultural managers and cultural strategists, urbanists and city planners, architects, visual and performance artists, researchers and academics, students, community organisers, urban activists, environmentalists, and city councillors.

An intense two and a half day Nordic Urban Laboratory staged at the Hanasaari – Hanaholmen Cultural Centre provided the audience with an overview of both current European and Nordic trends and experience as well as issues, practices and cases in Finland.

The Nordic Urban Lab has explored some of the key aspects of taking a cultural perspective on the city and on urban strategies, including cultural mapping, citizen-led initiatives, activism and artivism, pop up and performative architecture, placemaking, DIY urbanism, linking urban and cultural strategies, gaming and urbanism, microtopias for visioning, urban tool kits, engaging and empowering citizens, public space, new directions for public art, informal and formal processes and cultural planning.

One of the overall aims of the three Nordic Urban Labs – the Copenhagen Metropolis Lab 2014; Borås/Gothenburg 2016; and Hanasaari 2018) – has been to develop a cultural planning tool kit, which can inform and support cities, communities, artists and cultural NGOs to develop their own practice in the field.

The 3rd Nordic Urban Lab was organised by Metropolis/Københavns Internationale Teater in collaboration with Espoo, Pori, Sipoo Cultural Departments, The University of Turku, Aalto University and Hanaholmen. The programme was created by Trevor Davies (Metropolis) & Maunu Häyrynen (University of Turku). Nordic Urban Lab received funding from the Nordisk Kulturfond.

Website: http://www.metropolis.dk/en/nordic-urban-lab/

The Future House, a prefabricated house designed by Matti Suuronen, 1968. WeeGee Exhibition Centre, City Museum, Espoo, Finland.