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2012

Welcome to Team Culture 2012

Denmark

2012

The present crisis is about much more than economy, finances or debt. In reality it represents a much deeper crisis in our European values. To us – the members of Team Culture 2012 – it is clear that we as Europeans have lost our vision of the good society. The crisis shows us how materialism, selfishness and nationalism have overshadowed our fundamental cultural values of enlightenment, solidarity and humanism.

In this pamphlet you will find both the manifesto of Team Culture (“Turn To Culture” it is called) and a presentation of the team members and their individual cases. At the Team Culture website you will be able to find all the presentations from the June 6 session, as well as a lot more material.

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Internationalisation at the Artistic and Cultural Institutions of Higher Education

Denmark

2012

This summary is based on the results from the report on internationalisation at the institutions of higher education under the Ministry of Culture Denmark, which was conducted by the Ministry of Culture and the Rectors’ Conference of the Ministry of Culture in 2010-11. The report is based on data from the period 2007-2009. In 2010, a number of mergers took place in the policy area of the Ministry of Culture. The Glass and Ceramic School on Bornholm merged with the Danish Design School. Funen Music Academy, West Jutland Academy of Music and the National School of Acting at Odense Theatre merged into the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Southern Denmark. Northern Jutland’s Music Academy and the Royal Music Academy Aarhus merged into the Royal Music Academy Aarhus/Aalborg. Furthermore, in 2011, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, the Danish Design School and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Conservation merged into the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. The mergers have become effective after the data period 2007-2009 and will only be mentioned when relevant.

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Government Policy on Architecture

Ireland

2009 - 2015

The Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015 was launched in October 2009 and provides the appropriate framework for architectural policy up to 2015 and beyond and is led centrally by Built Heritage and Architectural Policy. The policy places an emphasis on sustainable development of the environment and urban design, incorporates architectural heritage in a holistic integrated manner, and encourages and supports high quality modern architecture. The policy complements and supports the Government’s wider economic strategy within the Programme for Government in areas such as built environment research and quality place-making.

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Shaping the Furture - Case Studies in Adaptation and Reuse in Historic Urban Environments

Ireland

2012

Heritage-led regeneration through reuse presents an opportunity to encourage the enhancement and protection of both the existing built heritage and the wider historic building stock. Part of that protection will encompass renovation and renewal in order to accommodate new and current uses, which in turn should enhance the longevity of the structures concerned. In conclusion, the sustainable management and conservation of Ireland’s built heritage can assist in the country’s continued economic recovery. Incorporating specific and coherent policies in the development plan process can assist in this regard, as outlined in the various case studies in this manual. This goes beyond protection of an area’s built heritage or the preservation of the character of a locality as ends in themselves. The built environment, including structures of architectural heritage merit, has been constantly adapted to accommodate new societal needs and requirements. There is a need to properly integrate this heritage into future plan-making and forward planning strategies. This approach will support local communities in their quest for development and adaptation, while retaining the qualities and values linked to their history and the collective memory of their locality.

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Architecture Policy Guidelines 2009 - 2015

Latvia

2009 - 2015

The Architecture Policy Guidelines are a medium-term planning document, which determines the State architecture policy for the subsequent seven years, comprising the time period from 2009-2015. The Guidelines comprise the main principles, objectives, the results of the policy to be achieved and the preferable action directions for the achievement thereof. The purpose of this document is to specify more precisely the role and significance of architecture in sustainable development of the State.

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The Norwegian Public Roads Administration's strategy for good architecture

Norway

2012

In January 2012, the Road Director laid down an internal strategy for promoting good architecture. He specifies what the agency is responsible for and how we will work to ensure good quality of the architecture we create. The strategy applies for the period 2012-2015.

The strategy will contribute to continuing the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's traditional work with good quality and design. He does not mean new tasks, but a better and more systematic follow-up of the responsibility the agency already has. The architecture strategy emphasizes the promotion of good architecture through interaction and common understanding.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has around 110 landscape architects and architects who ensure the architectural quality of the road system in collaboration with other professionals. The road should be a good environment that gives people a safe and positive experience during the day.

For more information contact Maja Cimmerbeck or Alf Anders Langhelle .

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Architecture and Politics An architectural policy for Sweden

Sweden

2010 - 2015

Through its publication Architecture and Politics, the Swedish Association of Architects plots the bearings for such a policy. An architectural policy starts with a vision but is to no less a degree a tool for continous development. With this publication we seek to open a dialogue on how we in Sweden can develop the vision of a sustainable society with high quality of life. We hope too thatthis publication will help to define the steps along the way.

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