Sharing our Legacy – Valletta, Malta – October 23-26, 2018

‘Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.’ (Jacobs)

The Sharing our Legacy conference encourages reflection on the central issues that define urban life by channelling its discussions through the basic question of “What makes a city better?”. This reflection aims to understand how cities can be shaped to better suit the needs and desires of the individuals and communities that it hosts, whether on a permanent or temporary basis.

The conference is an invitation to assess and discuss the changing nature of the city and the future of cultural activity in Valletta. These reflections allow for a deeper understanding of the long-term residual impact of the cultural, social and economic regeneration that took place in Valletta in the run-up to and throughout 2018, ahead of the presentation of the Evaluation and Monitoring results which will take place in 2019.



  • François Matarasso Photo Kevin Ryan 1

    François Matarasso

    Community artist & writer

  • Pascal Gielen

    Prof. Pascal Gielen

    Professor of Sociology and Art & Politics, Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts

  • Justin Mc Guirk

    Justin McGuirk

    Writer & curator

  • Ujju Aggarwal

    Dr Ujju Aggarwal

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The New School, Parsons University