The Grand Finale 2021
President / Creative Bureaucracy Festival
Charles Landry is an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change. He is best known for having invented the concept of the Creative City in the late 1980s. Its focus is how cities can create the enabling conditions for people and organizations to think, plan and act with imagination to solve problems and develop opportunities. The notion has become a global movement and changed the way cities thought about their capabilities and resources.
Charles noticed, however, that there was a crucial gap in the Creative City concept that needed addressing: a focus on the vital role of bureaucrats as facilitators and drivers of change. It was at this point that he came up with the Creative Bureaucracy idea – a seed planted 3 years ago which has since developed into the movement you’re part of today.
Charles helps cities and the public administrations behind them to identify and make the most of their potential by triggering their inventiveness and thinking and by opening up new conversations about their future. His aim is to help cities become more resilient, self-sustaining and to punch above their weight.
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TV Moderator & Journalist
Astrid Frohloff is a familiar face on German Television. The ARD journalist has been moderating many popular TV shows, talks and magazines in German TV, amongst others the well-known political TV magazine “Kontraste”/ ARD. She lived as a correspondent in Jerusalem, where she set up a television studio and reported from the Middle East. She also has been contributing her journalistic expertise to business and politics for many years. As an experienced moderator and consultant, Astrid Frohloff accompanies international high-level conferences. Her portfolio includes concept development and curating of event formats as well as media training and business coaching. Her clients include the Office of the Federal President, federal ministries, associations and companies.