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

In Conversation with CCCI and Friends, recording

On Monday 23rd May, CCI held its annual event, In Conversation with CCCI and Friends, to celebrate the UN Word Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This year’s panel included Dr Matias Hernandez, George Gachara, Dr Jenny Mbaye and Prof Andy Pratt. Matias, who is a cultural economist, opened the discussion by talking…

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UNESCO Chair in Global Creative Economy

It is with great pleasure that CCCI can announce the award of the UNESCO Chair in Global Creative Economy this week. This will be headed by Andy Pratt. UNESCO chairs are very competitive awards that must progress through a national, and then an international stage to win. Their purpose is to create collaboration and advance…

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Monday 23rd May, 13.00: In conversation with CCI friends: UN Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development day

Seminar /Discussion on Monday 23rd May (13.00-14.30). 21st May marks the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and to celebrate, Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries will be hosting a virtual talk (on 23rd) as part of our annual series ‘In Conversation with CCCI and Friends’. This year we welcome…

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CCCI PhDs present work in St Gallen, Switzerland

Prof Andy Pratt has been a visiting fellow at Universities in Zurich and St Gallen over the Easter period; as part of this process he jointly arranged an informal PhD session that allowed current PhDs in CCCI to exchange their research with PhD scholars in Switzerland. The students involved were: Insub Song, (Paul) Young Choi,…

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Andy’s research on innovation

Andy Pratt has been awarded a Senior Fellowship at Collegium Helveticum in Zurich (a joint Institute for Advanced Studies which links the three universities: ETH, ZHdk and the University of Zurich). The fellowship will support Andy’s ongoing research on innovation and creativity across the boundaries of the arts and the sciences. The Collegium Helventicum is based…

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‘City, Culture and Society’ goes from strength to strength

Prof Andy Pratt is the Managing Editor of the journal City, Culture and Society, a responsibility that he has  held for 5 years; he was also one of the founding editors of the Journal 27 Years ago. In that time the journal has grown and developed into a leading journal in the field. Citations are…

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Confidence Culture: Prof Ros Gill in the headlines

Ros Gill and Shani Orgad’s new book on “Confidence Culture” is whipping up a pre-publication storm in the media. Starting with Financial Times, and followed by The New York Times, Vox and France 24 , as well as El Pais, the Atlantic, The Times and Die Zeit the media has been featuring interviews and reviews…

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Andy and Jenny at UNESCO intergovernmental meeting

UNESCO launches a new update of ‘Reshaping cultural policies’ today at the Annual Intergovernmental Meeting to monitor the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the diversity of Cultural Expressions. In addition, Jenny and Andy are presenting an over view of the innovative e-course that they have just finished producing and writing for policy…

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CCI partners with UNESCO on a unique, world leading course

Jenny Mbaye and Andy Pratt have been developing the skills that they have honed in the COVID period of online teaching by developing a new online teaching programme for UNESCO. The e-course has had its first cycle and first graduates this month. The course was aimed at mid-level cultural and creative industries policy makers in the ASEAN…

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Andy’s work in the FT

Andy Pratt has been working on the problems of measurement and the important evidence of the flows of cultural trade for a number of years. His work underpinned the methodology of the seminal UNCTAD Creative Economy report which was the first time that cultural trade was measured and the impact was understood on national economies….

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