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

CCCI’s Jenny Mbaye at Virtual book launch ‘Forces of Art’

On November 26th, Dr Jenny Mbaye participated in a panel discussion as part of the virtual launch event for the book ‘Forces of Art’ published by Valiz with Prince Klaus Foundation Fund, Hivos and European Cultural Foundation Along Kitty Zijlmans – Chair of the Advisory Committee; Carin Kuoni – Editor in chief; and  Nishant Shah…

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Ana Gaio on Decolonising Cultural Management ENCATC congress

A panel organised and chaired by Ana Gaio on ‘Decolonising Cultural Management’ took place yesterday 4th November at the ENCATC’s Digital Congress (3-11 November 2020). ENCATC is the European Network on Cultural Management and Policy Education, and Ana serves as Vice-President of ENCATC. The panel was part of the Global Conversations series organised by ENCATC…

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Forces of Art – Curating Dakar as an ‘art world city’

Forces of Art: Perspectives from a Changing World is a thought provoking and wide ranging book bound to challenge assumptions and stimulate new ideas about how crucial art and culture are. Bringing forward new understandings of the ways arts and culture shape societies across the world – Forces of Art is a research initiative in…

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Wellness, culture and the city

The topic of wellness is often discussed in terms of individual health and well being; and the current Covid-19 situation has increased our attention to this. In addition, employers are increasingly becoming aware that they share some responsibility for their employees mental health, as well as physical health. Whilst some positive steps have been made,…

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Snack survival

One of the big stories in these Covid-19 times has been the consequences of ‘working from home’. The obvious one is that people do not use city centres, and the businesses that reply on passing trade are hit badly. The ‘poster child’ for this phenomenon has been the sandwich chain ‘Pret A Manger’; but, it…

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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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