CCCI@City

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

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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The Workshop on Cultural Economy: Twenty Years After

In January, some fifty or so academics, representing cultural studies, finance studies, management and organisation, cultural geography and social theory, among other disciplines, convened at City, for a symposium co-hosted by the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries and the Journal of Cultural Economy (JCE). The anniversary event marked twenty years since “the workshop…

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The state of the arts

Andy gave a keynote at a symposium in Paris (February 2-3) on the implications for cultural policy of digitisation. The Symposium was entitled ‘Towards a new cultural policy for the digital age’ and was organised by ZdHK (Zurich School of Art) and took place at the Gaite Lyrique theatre. Papers from the symposium are being…

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Travels in Italy with Andy Pratt

Andy Pratt visited Milan and Turin to do lectures to cultural industries and cultural policy students at the end of January. Andy returned to deliver his annual inputs to the MA Cultural Projects for Development at the UNESCO/ILO training campus in Turin; then he visited Milan (Biccocca University) where he gave one of his regular…

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CCCI at ‘Africa in 2020 – Art & Activism’ (Royal African Society)

On January 28th, Dr Jenny Mbaye from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries (CCCI) was invited to chair and moderate a panel organised by the Royal African Society (RAS), and entitled ‘Africa in 2020 – Art & Activism’. This Africa in 2020 flagship event of the RAS was delivered in partnership with the…

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