Our Director General is receiving Mr Harry Partridge, Technical Director at Cultural Capital in Sydney (Australia), who is interested in learning about Bilbao’s transformation and the Guggenheim’s influence on it for a magazine article he is writing on cultural infrastructures. Cultural Capital is a creative and cultural consultancy that delivers art projects and provides advice for the government and the creative development industry. Culture is considered the connecting fabric binding relationships within communities, defining the nature of a place, and creating a cultural identity, attracting local people, visitors, businesses and investors.
The interview addresses Bilbao’s recent urban planning/design projects and the impact the Guggenheim has had on them. A further topic will be the benefits and drawbacks the Guggenheim has had for Bilbao, its population and the city’s cultural life.