Aitana Cabedo 16/02/2021
The first online MESOC workshop will take place on 3rd and 4th March 2021. The workshop will offer the opportunity to discuss and learn about the role of culture in urban change, as well as the methodological and operational approaches needed to support the assessment of social impacts. In this regard, the different MESOC partners will present the first results of this Research and Innovation Action Project. This project aims to generate and validate an innovative approach to measure the social value and impact of cultural policies and practices in social environments.
The 3rd of March, the workshop is open to the public and will be dedicated to the exploration of how different cultural policies and activities have generated different dimensions of transition within the three MESOC impact domains. This day will be divided into three sessions: 1) Cultural policies and their social impact; 2) Measuring the social dimension of culture: Methodological challenges and 3) Capturing social impacts of cultural policies: What role for technologies?. In addition, international scholars will introduce key concepts and approaches and provide new contributions to the validation of MESOC’s conceptual and analytical approach. There will also be three thematic roundtables, which will provide an opportunity to discuss with key experts the theoretical and methodological challenges related to the MESOC framework and tools.
In the second day’s sessions, which will be addressed to the invited audience, cities will be in the spotlight, as pilot cities will share the results of the activities carried out in the observed local contexts. In addition, a debate with experts from several European cities will take place again in three thematic discussion groups, which will validate the MESOC indicator set.
If you wish to consult the agenda of the first online MESOC workshop, please click here.