Delivering solutions to social and economic problems after the pandemic will require policy-makers in different areas to “re-think received wisdom” about how they should function, and collaborate more closely rather than ‘jostle for space at the table’.
The independent venue funds high-profile exhibitions by dressing celebrities like Bob Dylan, Kanye West and Angelina Jolie. But after 27 years, its founder says he’s on the losing end of “a long, expensive game”.
Councillors have supported the venue’s ongoing battle to protect itself against complaints from a planned residential development. But as legal costs mount, Abbey Homes has not ruled out appealing the decision.
We spend too much time trying to learn lessons from cities and apply them in other places, argues Brendan Keaney. It’s time to recognise that creative powerhouses can come in all shapes and sizes – and not always where you might expect.