Art, Culture and Edmonton’s Creative Ecology

April 30, 2018


The Creative Cities movement has had an enormous impact on the way we view the role of art and culture in our urban centres. Creative Ecology refers to the way in which diverse communities work together in systemic and adaptive ways to produce new ideas.

John Howkins – author of Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job – believes that diversity, change, learning and adaptation mutually enhance each other. Howkins writes, lectures and debates on the creative economy and examines connections between various elements present in each city.

Join Howkins and the rest of the cultural community as he explores the future of Edmonton’s creative ecology and its evolution toward fulfilling and achieving its potential.

John Howkins
John is a leading writer and strategist on the creative economy. His books include The Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas and Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job. Over the last fifteen years John has worked with a wide range of people and organisations in over thirty countries to increase understanding of creativity and innovation in a business environment.

The night commences with tours at 5:30 p.m., a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

Registration details and schedule

Presented with support from CKUA Radio, the Edmonton Arts Council and Creative City Network of Canada. 

Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications | Visiting Lecture Series | Arts and Cultural Management  

Event Details

Date April 30, 2018
Start Time 5:30 p.m.
Location Betty Andrews Recital Hall
Allard Hall
11110 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Sherrell Steele
Contact Phone 780-633-3543
Contact Email