CCCI@City

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

The Culture Mile

The City of London, in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra (soon to be joined by Sir Simon Rattle), The Guildhall School of Music, The Barbican, and the Museum of London has launched an new initiative called The Culture Mile, which is developing an initiative not only to market the cultural opportunities of the City…

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Summer school in Barcelona

Andy Pratt was one of the speakers at the the HEC Montreal summer school on the management of creativity in an innovation society. This is the 9th year that the event has taken place and it involves a week in Montreal, and a week in Barcelona. Previously Andy has contributed to the Montreal week a…

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Nouakchott (Mauritania) launches Arterial Network African Creative Cities Programme (AACC)

On July 1st, in the framework of the 10th edition of the Assalamalekoum Festival, the launch of the pilot programme ‘Nouakchott, African Creative City’ took place in the strategic offices of Nouakchott Urban Community (CUN) / CityHall. This launch and its following activities was an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of collaboration and effective dialogue…

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Digital Food @KingsCollegeLon

Zeena Feldman, former CCI PhD student, now Lecturer in Digital Media at Kings College London, co-organised a very successful event on Digital Food Cultures yesterday with Mike Goodman from the University of Reading. There were a raft of excellent papers, including ones on the ‘new patriarch’ Mark Zuckeberg’s use of food to convey cosmopolitan capitalism,…

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European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 7) – Urban Africa, Urban Africans

From June 28th to July 2nd 2017, the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) took place in Basel, Switzerland, with a specific focus on Urban African, Urban Africans for its 7th edition. Organised by the AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies), ECAS is the major conference in Europe that both gathers and builds upon the…

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Going global: 360 media event

Andy gave a presentation based on a report that he wrote for the British Council on Creative Hubs.  The event took place at the Queen Elizabeth II centre near Parliament. This report is being used as a reference document for the British Council advising cities and national governments on setting up and managing creative hubs….

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The politics of an urban age: who governs the future of cities?

Andy Pratt spoke on a panel concerned with addressing the challenges of city-governments in finding urban solutions to global problems raises various questions in relation to the changing politics of the ‘urban age’, and the governance challenges posed by the apprehension of global and trans sectorial issues through an urban lens. The event took places…

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Dark Chapter

We were honoured to have researcher, film-maker, activist and and writer Winnie M Li with us to talk about her extraordinary debut novel Dark Chapter. The novel tells in fictional form a story based on Winnie’s violent rape , and its aftermath. Published earlier this month, it has been shortlisted for many prizes and has…

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Cosmetic procedures: the big questions

CCI’s Rosalind Gill was at the launch of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics’s new report on cosmetic procedures last week. The culmination of several years work it ranges over topics as diverse as the grade of silicon used in implants to the increasing pressures on people to undertake a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures,…

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Gender, Sexuality and Digital Culture

The Gender and Sexualities Research Forum held a sizzling event on Tuesday June 22nd! As London’s temperature reached more than 34 degrees outside, our symposium was the hottest ticket in town- in a room with faulty air-conditioning and the kind of glass ceiling we would all have loved dearly to smash! Depite this, we had…

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