On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, within the frame of the fourth edition of the Think up Culture !, 40 persons have taken a promenade to recognize the area of New Levant, with the aim of identifying areas of interest and areas where future initiatives could be developed to dynamise it and turn it into one of the engines of a new creative district for Palma. José Hila, deputy mayor of the City Model, Urban Planning and Housing, has closed the itinerary.
The participants were Gabriel Horrach, director of the Model of City, Urban Planning and Housing of the City Council of Palma; members of the Ramon Llull Initiative 2030 (Pepe Novas, Iñaki Miranda and Silvia Delgado); Laia Gasch, advisor to the Deputy Mayor of Culture and Cultural Industries at the City Hall of London; Mark Lawler, director of Baltic Creative – Liverpool; and other professionals and representatives of entities such as the Government of the Balearic Islands, the City Council of Palma, the UIB, Fornaris 21, Melià Hotels International, among others.
The circular itinerary has been around for a long time and the stations have been the following:
Palacio de Congresos, Club Diario de Mallorca, Lands of the Caixa de Música, Ca’n Ribas, Fornaris 21, Gorila / Hierros y Aceros Factory, MuseuKrekovic, Gesa, Palacio de Congresos.
The obtained information will be useful for one of the key activities programmed by the Think Up Culture days! to be held in Can Balaguer on February 21 and 22, where attendees will be able to contribute ideas and potential projects through a participative dynamic in which we will have the help of the illustrator, Tonina Matamalas.
Subsequently, Pilar Torre (SG Cooperation and International Promotion of Culture, Secretary of State for Culture) has held a meeting with different members of the City Council of Palma, the Ramon Llull Initiative 2030, Palma XXI and the College of Arts, Architects of the Balearic Islands with the aim of evaluating the possible candidacy of Palma in the Network of Creative Cities of UNESCO. Then, Mark Lawler (Director of Baltic Creative, Liverpool) and Erika Rushton (Beautiful Ideas co) have directed a work session on regeneration of urban spaces through the development of cultural and creative projects. The two professionals have done work in the regeneration of areas of the city of Liverpool as they are Baltic Triangle and North Liverpool.
Think up Culture! 04 is a project subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, sponsored by the Tourism Agency of the Balearic Islands and the Mallorca Tourism Foundation. It also has the collaboration of the City Council of Palma, Ramon Llull Initiative 2030, the Association of Architects of the Balearic Islands, Hotel Meliá Palma Bay, AnySolution, the General Direction of Culture, Heritage and Sports of the Island Council of Mallorca and the Institute of Baleary Studies.