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

Manchester education

Jo Littler recently gave a keynote talk, ‘Critical Research in Critical Times’ at the University of Manchester CEPALs conference on critical approaches to education. A wide range of talks were given on pressing issues throughout the event, including analysis of  public education policy, the reactionary turn to eugenics, neoliberal education and alternatives in HE, generating…

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Matias’s funding success!

Matías A. Muñoz Hernández – PhD candidate in Cultural Policies at City, University of London, and internally funded with a fee waiver – was recently awarded a scholarship of £25,000. The funding source, which is called ´Becas Chile Crea 2019´, is provided by the Chilean Ministry of Culture. See Thesis title: Collaborative Funding Mechanisms for…

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Blue Plaque for Chiang Yee

Diana was invited to speak at ‘The Silent Traveller: Chiang Yee in Britain 1933-55 Symposium’, organised to mark the unveiling of his blue plaque in Oxford. She spoke alongside writers such as Paul French and Frances Wood and academics such as Sarah Cheang, Da Zheng and Anne Witchard, with a paper was entitled ‘Chiang Yee and Shih-I Hsiung:…

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The Global East

In June, Diana was invited to speak at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art 50th Anniversary conference,The Art World: Past, Present, Future 1969–2019. She contributed a paper entitled ‘Li Yuan-chia’s Cosmologies since the 1960s: Tracings through Space, Life and Time’ to the panel‘The Global East: Trajectories of Space and Time in Asian Art since the Late…

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Successful launch of the CCCI (now!) annual event series to celebrate Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

To celebrate UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London curated  a series of free events, from masterclasses to screenings. From Senegal to Singapore: creative spaces in a globalised world The series of events gathered a range of international experts from across the…

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Ros and Jo talk Media, Gender, Feminism @LSE

Ros Gill and Jo Littler from CCCI both spoke at the ‘Media, Gender, Feminism’ event at the LSE last week. Organised in collaboration with Northwestern University in the US, the two day event hosted a wide range of feminist scholars over two days speaking on issues including period politics and female fascism in India. Jo…

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Keyti from the JTR inaugurates CCCI annual event series

On May 8th, the Centre for Culture and Creative Industries (CCCI) kicked off its annual event series to celebrate for a month the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (May 21st.) As first event of this series, CCCI welcomed a Masterclass led by hip hop artist Keyti, co-anchor of the Journal Televise…

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My Fair London

Dr Jo Littler talked about her work on meritocracy to My Fair London this week.  MFL  holds meetings regularly and features guest speakers who work on in/equality like Jo, Danny Dorling and Kate Pickett. It is affiliated to the Equality Trust and describes itself as follows: “London is one of the most unequal cities in…

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Meritocracy at Goldsmiths

Dr Jo Littler from CCCI recently gave a talk based on her book on meritocracy to around 250 students and staff at Goldsmiths, University of London. The talk was part of a series on neoliberalism organised by the Fine Art/Visual  Cultures departments. It was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube here

Diana screens film and speaks about inequalities in the CCIs

Following the ‘Living with the Lams’ debacle, where it surfaced that CBBC plan a television series about a Chinese family, but written mainly by white writers, a panel event was held at Tara Arts to address the position of British East Asian writers in the British film and television industry. Diana Yeh was invited to…

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