CCCI@City

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

Jenny gives Faculty Colloquium in Cambridge

On January 30th, Dr Jenny Mbaye was invited to give a talk to the Faculty of Music of the University of Cambridge as part of their Faculty Colloquium Series. The Colloquium series is the main opportunity for members of the Faculty of Music, researchers from other departments, and the general public to come together and…

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Andy at UNESCO

Andy Pratt has been to two meetings at UNESCO’s HQ in Paris this month. The first was to advise on the development of a conceptual framework and methods to measure intercultural dialogue across all UN programmes; the group will work on a report to be published next year. Andy was also invited to a meeting…

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Funding success for Jenny

Congratulations to Jenny, who has received funding to do research on ‘Curating Dakar as an Art World City’ from a consortium of European Arts Funders, including the Prince Claus Fund, Hivos and the European Cultural Foundation. Jenny’s work will form part of a programme on ‘The Force of Art’ aimed at finding out ‘the ways…

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Funding success for Ros Gill

Congratulations to Ros Gill who is part of a team that have won funding from the Australian Research Council Discovery Project for research on Young hospitality workers and value creation in the service economy. The project will run for three years and will explore how young people’s aesthetic and affective labour is put to work…

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Congratulations Dr Figiel!

Huge congratulations to Joanna Figiel, who passed her PhD subject to minor amendments on Friday! Joanna’s PhD ‘Unpaid work and internships within the cultural and creative sectors: policy, popular culture and resistance’ is the result of many years working as an academic and activist in this area. You can read some of her publications here:  https://city.academia.edu/JoannaFigiel…

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Jo talks at APPG on Social Mobility

Dr Jo Littler from CCCI was a speaker at an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting at Portcullis House earlier this week. Organised by the British Science Association, this particular meeting about Diversity and Inclusion in STEM focused on the issue of social mobility. Jo spoke about the uses and abuses of narratives of meritocracy, alongside…

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Narratives of Achievement

Dr Jo Littler from CCCI recently traveled to Stellenbosch in South Africa, after having been invited to participate in the ‘Narratives of Achievement in African and Afroeuropean contexts‘ workshop alongside academics from Zimbabwe, Ghana, South Africa, Germany and Australia, to name but a few of the countries participants in the workshop traveled from. Jo talked…

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Andy gets funding from Creative Spark Central Asia

Prof Andy Pratt is pleased to be part of a team that has been awarded a grant by the British Council Creative Spark Central Asia Initiative to help with the development of training and education of students in the field of the creative industries in Kazakhstan. The project is funded for £42,000 in stage one…

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Zapopan urban cultural policy pilot, and release from prison of expert panel member

Earlier this year Andy Pratt was invited to Zapopan, Mexico to act as part of an expert UNESCO group to design a pilot creative and cultural policy of the city of Zapopan (a dual city with Guadalajara) . The unique initiative had the city political parties (before the election) agree to implement the recommended policy….

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Laura in the Huff Post

Laura Thompson (Phd candidate , Sociology, supervised by Prof Ros Gill) has been interviewed for a series of articles by the Huffington Post on ‘cyberflashing’. In the first, she commented on the results of a YouGov poll which found 4 in 10 millennial women have received unwanted ‘dick pics’. She also criticised the notion that it is up to women to…

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