4x4 Leeds (June 2017)

Cultural Cities Part 1 - Captivating Minds, Animating Spaces

Thursday 17 August 2017
Debate / Talk

Leeds Beckett University Civic Campus
6 – 8 / 8:30pm

Four professionals – Artists, Architects, Designers and Producers – discuss “Cultural Cities - Captivating Minds, Animating Spaces” to explore the City of Culture programmes and their influence on the design of public realm. Presentations will be followed by a debate with questions for the speakers from the audience. John Orrell, Director, DLA Design will Chair the event and guests will be welcomed by the Leeds 2023 Team.

The event will be held at the School of the Built Environment and Engineering, Northern Terrace, Lecture Theatre NT222,  Queens Square Court, LS2 8AJ.

Speakers include:


This event is part of a wider programme titled Park Here and Play led by a unique partnership between Leeds City Council, Leeds Art Gallery and DLA Design which includes a temporary intervention in Victoria Gardens outside the Art Gallery, which is animated through an artistic and community activities during the summer period.

At 8pm all guests will be invited to join us to visit the Park Here and Play installation.




flowers drawings

Project By

DLA Design
Leeds City Council
Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds 2023

Supported By

Leeds Bid
Leeds Inspired
Arts Council England
Stage One
Siir Robert Mcalpine
Child Friendly Leeds
Leeds Beckett University
The Academy of Urbanism
Studio Dekka
& Co