CCCI@City

The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

#Panic2018 – It’s an arts emergency

This Wednesday the Barbican Centre and Create London held a fantastic event themed around the Panic! It’s an Arts Emergency report, which outlines exclusions and inequalities of access to and within work in the arts and cultural sector. As part of the event Dr Jo Littler from CCCI was ‘in conversation’ with theatre director and…

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CCCI Blog gets over 1750 visitors a year

 The CCCI blog has been active for 5 years now, and it is serving its purpose well: keeping everyone informed of the pioneering and world-leading work that our scholars do. We had 1769 visits to the web site last year (from all over the world), the mode being 125 a month (75% who are unique…

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Paris: Council of Europe. The future of heritage

Andy was in Paris on 25th May at the Council of Europe’s grand offices giving MPs an update on the report that he is drafting for the Council of Europe on ‘The value of cultural heritage in a democratic culture’. A month ago Andy participated in a session at the Houses of Parliament, and at…

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Urban salon: art fairs

Andy Pratt gave a paper at a the Urban Salon held at LSE on May 17th. This panel  discussed the relationship between art festivals and cities, exploring the way that contemporary art serves a particular function for the urban imaginary. Especially given the proliferation of the art biennial in cities outside of Europe and North America,…

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Difficult conversations

Completing a hectic month of travel, Ros gave a talk at the Difficult Conversations symposium at Essex University on May 30th, organised by Isabel Crowhurst and Roisin Ryan Flood. This wonderful symposium reflected on topics that are difficult to discuss in feminist spaces, with Ros talking about the need to be able to engage in…

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Berlin again

Ros travelled to Berlin this month to give  a public lecture at the JFK Institute in beautiful Dahlem to the south west of the City.  Ros was invited to talk about her work on the psychological turn in neoliberalism. She is pictured here, with Kathleen Loock and Maria Sulimma, against the backdrop of the magnificent…

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Helsinki nights

Ros was also in Helsinki this month, enjoying the midnight sun, amidst conversations about a proposed new project about friendship – a topic that remains sorely under-researched, despite the growing interest in transformations of intimacy- including proclamations about ‘friends as the new family’.

Diana Yeh gives keynote at Sight Unseen conference, Goldsmiths

Diana Yeh was invited to give the keynote lecture at the ‘Sight Unseen: Amplifying Voices of Southeast and British East Asian Theatre Playwrights’ conference, held at Goldsmiths College, London on 26 April. Her paper, entitled ‘Why (Not) Asia? Theatre, Activism and Social Change’, mapped out the position of British East and Southeast Asian cultural practice…

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Intercultural exchanges, development and cooperation in Africa: Morocco’s Afrikayna celebrates is ‘5.2 Week’

On May 2nd to 6th, the non-profit cultural organisation , Afrikayna, organised a week of events ‘Week 5:2’, to celebrate its five-years anniversary and the two-years of activity of its artistic mobility fund, Africa Art Lines. Afrikayna was created by the prolific cultural operator, Ghita Khaldi, in order to contribute and foster intercultural exchange, development and…

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Gentrification and artists

Prof Andy Pratt has a new chapter published this week drawing upon his work on the impact of gentrification on cities, and artists. Pratt, A. C. (2018). Gentrification, artists and the cultural economy. Handbook of Gentrification Studies. L. Lees and M. Phillips (Eds), Edward Elgar.

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