Professor Shanks will be giving a personal view on the development of Rotterdam in the past decade and on the potential of Rotterdam and its culture scene. The role of culture in urban development cannot be underestimated, but in ‘official’ municipal policy it is still used very little. The same goes for culture and entrepreneurship. The way of thinking in arts can be exceedingly valuable for entrepreneurs and bringing these worlds together creates many new possibilities.

Michael Shanks
Michael Shanks is, next to being a professor at Stanford University, an Archaeologist with a special interest in design history and research; archaeological theory; heritage studies & archaeologies of the contemporary past. He has been member of the International Advisory Board of Rotterdam since 2008. Over the course of time he has been visiting Rotterdam often and has been cooperating with local organisations such as Boijmans van Beuningen, MVRDV, R’damse Nieuwe and others.

Professor Shanks participated in the IABx 2017 on Culture. See

This meeting is organized by R’damse Nieuwe and Venture Café

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