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

Artists’ labour markets

Andy spoke on a panel at the Association of Cultural Economics International which was held (virtually) in Warsaw, Poland on July 6. The panel was entitled “The influence of cultural economics on the current cultural policies towards artists and creators”. The other panelists were Dortoa IIczuk (who was chairing and presenting), Emilia Cholewicka, Karol Borowiecki,…

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Smart Cities

Andy Pratt give a keynote paper at a symposium organised by Zurich School of Art, and Tokyo University  of Art, Zurich Centre for Creative Economies, and the Swiss Embassy in Tokyo on Smart Cities on July 3-4th. The symposium consisted of a number of papers by Swiss and Japanese academics debating the future of the…

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Andy at Barcelona-Montreal Creativity Summer School

Andy gave a keynote at the Summer School of Creativity organised by the University of Barcelona Business School, and HEC Montreal on 28th June. Andy’s intervention was in a strand on The future of events and places, and his paper was entitled “Revisiting the role of creatives & artists”. The paper argued that the Covid-19…

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Creative Economy Anew – building back better

On June 17th, Jenny Mbaye was invited to participate in a panel conversation along Isabelle Durant (Secretary General a.i. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Gilles Bazelaire (Director KIKK Festival Namur; Belgium) organised in partnership with UNCTAD, the UNESCO Liaison Office in Geneva and the Délégation générale Wallonie-Bruxelles in Geneva (Belgium). This…

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The future of heritage

Andy Pratt was on a panel at an event held (virtually) in Sao Paulo last week discussing the approaches to heritage economics. Andy Pratt spoke about” Toward circular governance in the culture and creative economy: learning the lessons from the circular economy and environment” and he was joined by other leaders in the field: Christian Ost (Belgium),…

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In Conversation with the CCCI and Friends: Annual Celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity at City, UoL

From May 18th to May 21st,  the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries (CCCI) at City, University of London celebrated the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (May 21st) with a week-long series of online talks: “In Conversation with CCCI and Friends”. As in the previous year, the annual celebration offered…

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UNESCO: CCI training policy makers

CCCI colleagues Prof. Andy Pratt and Dr Jenny Mbaye have secured  $150,000 from the UNESCO to develop a continuing professional development training module on the Creative Economy for mid-career cultural policy-makers and civil society practitioners in the ASEAN region, on the behalf of the intergovernmental organisation. Organised with the support of the Korean Government, this 8-week-long course will…

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New report on Cities, Culture and Sustainability

Prof. Andy Pratt contributed to a new report published to day. The UNESCO-World Bank position paper “Cities, Culture, Creativity: Leveraging culture and creativity for sustainable urban development and inclusive growth” will be launched during the High-level Event on 21 May 2021 on Culture and Sustainable Development, together with the Office of the President of the General Assembly….

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CCCI Creative Diversity Week discussions and debates

CCCI is happy to once again present a week of activities celebrating Cultural Diversity. UN Cultural diversity Day is 21 May, and it provides us a chance to develop our appreciation and understanding of the challenges, and achievement of, global cultural diversity; as well as the threats. CCCI will be making this occasion with 4…

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Jenny and Diana write about BLM

Jenny Mbaye and Diana Yeh have written a editorial for the Journal City, Culture and Society on Black Lives Matter and the City. #BLM and the city (image courtesy/copyright Dezeem) Keywords BlackLivesMatter Necrocapitalism Woke-washing Cities Culture

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