Rethinking the Creative City

An article on the role of complexity, networks and interactions in the urban creative economy

In this article, Dr. Roberta Comunian argues that complexity theory and its associated principles can provide a new understanding of the connection between the urban space and the systems of local cultural production and consumption. Drawing on interviews with creative practitioners in the North East region of England, the paper emphasises the importance of micro-interactions and networks between creative practitioners, the publicly supported cultural sector and the cultural infrastructure of the city. Read more on

By Ronja Röckemann

Ronja Röckemann was the intern of Cultura21 from April to July 2011. She has a Bachelor degree in the field of Cultural Sciences and continues to study at Leuphana University in the Master program "Sustainability Sciences".