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“... a worthy organization”
– CULTURED MAGAZINE

 

THE LCD academy is a 'knowledge sharing' and networking INITIATIVE where Tourism and culture professionals get insights ON cultural placemaking, SOFT POWER AND CLIMATE CHANGE FROM our globally recognised EXPERTS. The LCD ACADEMY ignites brand / commercial / cultural TRANSFORMATION through know-how and access to new partners. 


I would love to design a new kind of space for art where viewers, and beyond, could stay and live
— ALESSANDRA CIANCHETTA, ARCHITECT, NEW YORK, LCD AMBASSADOR

CLIMATE SMART

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IN 2017, THE LCD AWARDS INTRODUCED THE INAUGURAL ‘CLIMATE SMART’ AWARD, WHICH RECOGNISES A MUSEUM OR LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC ART PROJECT THAT HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT EDUCATIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE.

THIS AWARD IS DETERMINED BY A SPECIALLY SELECTED JURY, LED BY PROFESSOR GEOFFREY LIPMAN, FORMER PRESIDENT OF WTTC AND CO-FOUNDER SUNX, AND LONG-TIME TRAVEL INDUSTRY LEADER DR TOM SELANNIEMI, DIRECTOR OF THE FINNISH NATURE CENTRE HALTIA, ALONGSIDE A TEAM OF EXPERTS.

 THe CLIMATE smart SELECT JURY:

MANCHESTER, UK

Climate Control Exhibition at Manchester Museum

'What are the challenges a museum faces when dealing with the issue of climate change?'

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Geoffrey Lipman, Co Founder SUNx and ICTP President

'How is digital media reshaping art in the 21st century?'

 

 

SOFT POWER DESTINATIONS

AT THE HEART OF THE ACADEMY programme is a collaborative CRAsH-COURSE IN soft power DEVOTED TO shifting your organisation, your community and your social environment into an impactful soft power destination.

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THOUGHT-LEADERSHIP 

Our thought-leadership programme shares vital insights into the shifting dynamics and industry trends shaping the cultural landscape.

London, UK

Francesca Torlot, Brand Executive at Sipsmith

'How can museums be more culturally relative to their community?'

Lisbon, Portugal

Catarina Seixas, Museum of Art | Architecture and Technology

'What is the biggest point of differentiation for MAAT?'

Wellesley, USA

Lisa Fischman, Davis Museum

'What would be your dream art safari?'

London, UK

Leanne Rae Wierzba, Design Historian / Editor / Curator

'What does culture mean to you?'

London, UK

Mark Sanders, Art Consultant

'What’s the purpose of art?'

London, UK

Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Artist

'What does culture mean to you?'

London, UK

Robert LaMarre, Vice President Lord Cultural Resources

'Does museum culture help to build bridges globally?'

London, UK

Robert LaMarre, Vice President Lord Cultural Resources

'Which country has the most interesting museum policy?'

Toronto, Canada

Maxine Bailey, Vice President TIFF

'Why is soft power core to your purpose as a cultural organisation?'

London, UK

Alice Black, Co-Director

'What are the core principles of the museum?'

London, UK

Scarley Sabat, Poet

'How is digital media reshaping the landscape of art?'

LONDON, UK

Leanne Rae Wierzba, Design Historian / Curator / Editor

'Does museum culture help to build bridges gloabally?'

VALLETTA, MALTA

Catherine Tabone, Director of the Valletta 2018 Foundation

‘What were the challenges you faced while preparing for EcoC 2018?’

London, UK

Andrea Morgante, Architect / Designer

'Why is it important for a museum to be environmentally conscious?'

LONDON, UK

JOE LA PLACA, GALLERIST AND WRITER

'WHAT DOES CULTURE MEAN TO YOU?’

London, UK

Francesca Torlot, Brand Executive at Sipsmith

'Why is it so important for Sipsmith to be so active in the cultural sector?'

Wellesley, USA

Claire Whitner, Davis Museum, Art-Less: The Davis Without Immigrants

'What inspired Art-Less: The Davis Without Immigrants?'

Wellesley, USA

Lisa Fischman, Davis Museum

'Are all museums political institutions?'

London, UK

Joe La Placa, Gallerist / Writer

'How does visiting a museum benefit you?'

London, UK

Mark Sanders, Art Consultant

'What does culture mean to you?'

London, UK

Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Artist

'Do you think different art forms are coalescing and is this reflected museum culture?'

London, UK

Robert LaMarre, Vice President Lord Cultural Resources

'Tell us about the development of museums now and in the future.'

Toronto, Canada

Maxine Bailey, Vice President TIFF

'How does Toronto International Film Festival engage its audience all year round?'

Bethlehem, Palestine

Wisam Salsaa, Director

'How has The Walled Off Hotel been received in Palestine?'

Athens, Greece

George Kaminis, Mayor of Athens

'What is the most inspiring thing about modern Athens?'

Lisbon, Portugal

Maximilano Arrocet, Director of Amanda Levete Architects

'How does the MAAT's architecture reflect the culture of Lisbon?'

Manchester, UK

Henry McGhie, Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology

'What are the challenges museums face in dealing with climate change?'

LONDON, UK

Geoffrey Lipman, Co Founder SUNx / ICTP President

'How is digital media reshaping art in the 21st century?'

New York, USA

Tim McHenry, Director of Programs and Engagement

'Tell us about the 'Dreamover’.'

TRAVELLERS WANT TO RELOCALISE THROUGH CULTURE, AFTER BEING GLOBALISED THROUGH BRANDS IN THE PAST FIFTY YEARS.
— FLORIAN WUPPERFELD, FOUNDER