What we do

One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is to make cities and towns that are creative, sustainable, and culturally inclusive and diverse. We focus on increasing the benefits of media and the arts to cities and towns, working with citizens, organizations, government, and businesses to benefit the urban economy, society, and everyday life.

Our work takes several forms:

Media and cultural industries analysis
– Sectoral analysis
– Audience analysis
– Competitor analysis
– Data visualization and cartography
– Media trend spotting and interpretation

Creative cities advising
– Analyzing and advising on creative cities and the cultural economy
– Advising on architectural and planning projects involving media and the arts
– Critical place-making, historical research, site analysis

Cultural programming
– Film festival and cultural events for cities and towns
– Designing urban art and media installations
– Urban history projects for museums and galleries

Advocacy
– Advocacy for media organizations and arts agencies
– Lobbying government and policymakers
– Writing, editing, and reviewing grant applications, business cases, and project proposals

Media creation
– Urban and architectural photography and video
– Producing, distributing, and screening documentary films about cities and the built environment