International Forum on Building a Dynamic Shandong and a Creative Qingdao, Qingdao Conference on art, culture and fashion, 27-29 June 2019
This presentation aims at illustrating the transition from industry to art, culture and fashion through some European examples:
- Milan (Italy): Transformation of a former industrial area into a fashion enterprises and museums cluster ;
- Bilbao (Spain): Transformation of the steel industry area into a large cluster for cultural activities ;
- Antwerp (Belgium): The Academy of Fine Arts, trigger of a Fashion and Design cluster ;
- Vendome (France): Reconversion of a former convent area within in a declining small industrial city into a Louis Vuitton luxury manufacturing Centre.
These examples are of potential consequence to cities all over the World that wish to broaden their visibility by adding new features to their traditional strong points.