CCCI@City

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

Creative Cities in African Contexts

Dr Jenny Mbaye and Prof Andy Pratt have just had a special symposium section of the leading journal International Journal of Urban and Regional Research published. The special issue comprises of five papers which introduce the first critical overview of the phenomenon of creative cities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this symposium is to…

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Intercultural dialogue and world peace

Andy Pratt has been involved in advising a team at UNESCO and the Institute for Economics and Peace on a project initiated by the UN Security Council. There is a general appreciation that cultural dialogue can help to secure peaceful social relations, especially in post-conflict situations. There has been work done on methods and techniques…

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Creative economy and recovery from COVID-19

Andy Pratt has contributed a blog to the AHRC Policy and Evidence Centre blog on ideas for reforms of the cultural labour market – the gig economy, or, precarious working. It suggests ways that we can use this moment as a step change to reform dysfunctional and socially damaging work conditions; as well as helping…

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Racism and COVID-19

In June, Diana Yeh organised a webinar Racism and COVID-19 to examine the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on racialised minorities. In Europe and the US, this is starkly evident in the staggeringly higher proportion of rates of infection and deaths (in the UK, over 90% of doctors), of households losing jobs and income and…

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CCCI’s contribution to MA Erasmus Mundus GLOCAL (Barcelona)

On May 11th, Dr Jenny Mbaye was invited – albeit virtually – by the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona to give a lecture to an international cohort of students enrolled in the prestigious MA Erasmus Mundus GLOCAL – Global Markets, Local Creativities. Drawing on over 15 years of experience as…

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CICERONE

The H2020 Project is one year old, with three more years remaining. The City team comprises of Andy Pratt, Jenny Mbaye and Toby Bennett. In February the team met with all project colleagues at Barcelona University to discuss progress and to finalize plans for the fieldwork. This was a successful meeting and everybody departed eager…

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Adaptive Reuse of Daesun Flour Mills in Seoul

Daesun Flour Mills Co. Ltd was founded in Yeongdeungpo, Seoul in 1958 with the purpose of producing high-quality flour for meeting nutritional demand in South Korea. In 2013, as the company constructed their new factories elsewhere, in Dangjin, the Yeongdeungpo factories were closed. However, these 22 buildings on five acres of land remain of national…

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Andy Pratt in Australia

Andy Pratt was invited to presentation at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, and  at Melbourne University in March. It was a great opportunity to catch up with research and teaching teams at both Universities; and, particularly at the latter where a mix group of academic and policy makers were discussing the ‘new manufacturing…

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Andy Pratt’s ‘groundhog day’ with Covid-19

Prof Andy Pratt was on sabbatical leave this term (Jan-April 2020). He spent most of his time in Singapore where he was Visiting Professor of Cultural Economy at Singapore Management University. His visit was overshadowed by the development of Covid-19; soon after he arrived the government took strict steps to Test, Track and Trace which…

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CCCI keynote at HKW in Berlin

On March 5th 2020, Dr Jenny Mbaye was invited to give the keynote lecture of the launch event ‘The Now in Sound’ – a virtual, trans-disciplinary gallery and community platform at the juncture of art, journalism, and cutting-edge research – curated by Norient at the HKV (Haus des Kulturen de Welt) in Berlin. The event…

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