The aim to to re-imagine the role of culture in contemporary society, exploring connections between the arts and the way that people live. Though-out the series curators will compile 100 big ideas that come out of the debates and discussions - these could be generated and uploaded online from anyone of us or will be generated out of the events, these include some high-brow events, some low-brow events and maybe even a no-brow event or two (well Jade Goody is talking at "Reality TV - The New Reality")
"Does Architecture Matter" sounded interesting and thought provoking, as did "Slave City" and the "Culture of Spin." The discussions that are starting to take place on the site need some fresh comment and input but there are some interesting debates beginning. The 100 Ideas concept is still quite new, so I guess that it might take a bit of time for people to find out about it and engage with it.
I'd love to know if anyone has been to any of the 100 Ideas evenings.
It really sounds like this is a smart, new kind of cultural event - highly integrated and inteactive to the core.
Urban Junkies are the supporting media partner. Interesting that they have gone for a smaller, but hip online partner rather than the Observer, Times, Time Out etc.