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

British Psychological Society

It has been a busy time for Ros. Last Thursday she gave a keynote at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference, looking at The Cult of Confidence and questioning the rise of positive psychology . Relaxing at the conference dinner after the keynote (photo: Celia Kitzinger)

Feminism co-opted?

On Tuesday (9 May) Ros was out and about at Goldsmiths chairing a session at the Feminism Co-opted? Event with Catherine Rottenberg, Angela McRobbie, Sara Farris, Elizabeth Evans and Kalpana Wilson

Ros delivers Rosemary Crompton memorial keynote

Wednesday (may 10th) it was time for the Rosemary Crompton memorial lecture, in which Ros honoured the  sadly-missed leading sociologist of class, work and gender, with a whirlwind tour of new forms of precarious work from academia to Uber. Ros themed her talk around the legendary collegiality of Rosemary Crompton, and drew on research from…

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Work in cities

Janet presented a paper at a conference at the University of Portsmouth (20 April) organised by Carol Ekinsmyth on how the nature and location of work in cities is changing.  Janet gave a paper to the international audience on ‘The role of co-working hosts in co-working spaces: Examples for Berlin, Paris and London. Andy spoke…

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Music Cities Convention Berlin 2017: Janet took part in a panel debate

Last week, Janet was invited to participate in the fourth edition of Music Cities Convention which took place in Berlin on April 4, 2017, and explored music and urban development in international cities. Her panel brought together Dr. Lee Dong Yeoun ( Master Planner of the K-Pop Arena Construction and the Platform Changdong61 by Seoul…

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Conversations and voices

Andy has been disseminating his work via journalistic outlets. Today he has a piece in The Conversation on ‘cultural appropriation’. Andy wrote another piece on recession and the growth of the cultural economy in January this seems to have been getting a fair number of reads. In connection with a big conference that the British Council…

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Andy in Aarhus: European Capital of Culture

Andy visited the current European Capital of Culture (Aarhus, Denmark) last week; further material to insert in the modules that Andy teaches on Creative Cities. He was fortunate to experience great weather, the high points were the visit to ARos the contemporary art museum with the spectacular ‘spectrum halo’ on the top of the building…

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Kate’s publication inspires

Well done Dr Kate Mattocks, who gained her PhD late last year, and is now Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Politics & International Relations, Department of History and Politics at Liverpool Hope University. Somehow she has managed to find time to write a paper – based on her thesis -which has just been published in European Politics & Society. The…

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Joy White talks grime and entrepreneurship

CCI and Sociology were very happy to host Dr Joy White today, who came in to talk about on her research on grime music and youth cultures. Joy’s five-year ethnographic study of grime for her PhD led to her book Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People’s Enterprise, recently published by Routledge. Joy…

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BA CCI student success in Mayor’s entrepreneur competition

Following a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitching event at City Hall, Alborz Bozorgi (Cultural and Creative Industries, 2017) and Ellenor McIntosh (short course – Business Administration, 2016) were announced the winners. They were presented with the prize by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Their innovation ‘Twipes’ has won the first prize of £20,000 at the 2017…

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