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September 2020
We hope this newsletter finds you well!

For the September edition of our monthly newsletter, we have some inspiring resources for you and insights into our work in Ghent. Scroll down for a blog on organisational creativity and innovation, a vlog on walking as an artistic and social concept, and a spotlight focusing on the partners in Ghent: Greentrack Ghent and the City of Ghent.
10 dimensions for organisational creativity and innovation - TILLT
What should an organisation do to encourage and harness creativity for good? Having the right organisational climate, where creativity and innovation is fostered is a great start. Our cultural partner TILLT from Gothenburg, Sweden wrote a blog exploring the 10 dimensions of an organisational climate that enable creativity and innovation, originally identified by Swedish researcher Göran Ekvall. Read the blog below and let us know what you think on social media.
Vlog: Walking as a tool for complexity (8 min)

Maeve Stone, the Irish embedded artist talks about how the theme of walking has been a central part of the Irish project, spurring from personal and artistic interests in the concept of walking. Maeve also explores how walking can affect the nature of conversations and help untangle complex problems (such as climate adaptation). We encourage you to explore more resources like this one on our website.
Spotlight: Greentrack Ghent and the City of Ghent

In this spotlight section of the newsletter, we will focus on the people and organisations leading the Cultural Adaptations project to give you more insight into our work. Cultural Adaptations brings together leading cultural organisations in Belgium, Ireland, Scotland and Sweden with innovative local adaptation partners to develop adaptation strategies for cultural organisations: making them more resilient and prepared for a climate changed-future. This month’s spotlight is on the Ghent partnership of Greentrack Ghent and The City of Ghent.

Formed in 2012, Greentrack Ghent is the 'think and do tank' of the cultural sector in Ghent, Belgium. They form a network with 50 cultural organisations that aims to be a catalyst in making the cultural sector in Ghent more sustainable. Greentrack Ghent helps its members to create sustainability action plans and to take steps towards being more sustainable organizations. It also works across the wider sector, including heritage organisations and museums, and has the advantage of focusing on a single city, with similar challenges affecting all its member organisations. The network operates locally but is strongly networked throughout Flanders, and is seen and valued as a pioneer.

The City of Ghent has been actively developing and implementing its climate adaptation since 2016. Additionally they have offered support to Greentrack in the past, and the two have worked closely together in reducing City of Ghent carbon emissions through analysing their infrastructure.


Through Cultural Adaptations, Greentrack Ghent and the City of Ghent are working together with embedded artist Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert on the city’s next adaptation plan, particularly focusing on the desurfacing of the ‘Paul De Smet De Naeyer Park’. Find out more about the context in Ghent and read Anyuta's interview on the project below.

We hope you enjoyed the content. Follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook) to stay updated on the project and conference!

Best wishes,

The Cultural Adaptations team
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union TILLT
creative carbon scotland
green track
Scottish Government - Riaghaltas na h-Alba City of Gothenburg
Codema - Dublins Energy Agency
Rain Gothenburg
Climate Ready Clyde
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