CCCI@City

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

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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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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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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Beyond Precarity?

BEYOND PRECARITY? CO-OPERATIVES IN THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES February 27, 2020 5-7pm, followed by drinks reception City, University of London, Tait Building, C304 Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB This roundtable discussion explores the role co-operatives can play in envisioning and shaping the future of cultural work. Bringing together academics and members of cultural co-operatives we will…

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CCCI at African Crossroads, Mombasa (Kenya)

On November 20th to 23rd, City’s CCCI member, Dr Jenny Mbaye, was invited to participate in the second edition of African Crossroads focused on ‘Sensing the City’ and which was taking place in Mombasa (Kenya). Funded by Hivos, African Crossroads is community of future-oriented African thinkers and doers which meets annually to exchange and critically…

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Arts and culture in the period of social movements in Hong Kong – A critical photo-reportage from MA CPM Alumni

In the past four months, Hong Kong has been shaken up by the ongoing social movements, transforming drastically the life of citizens in every aspect. Political issues aside, it is indeed devastating to witness how the government is not trying to remedy the situation, but goes further to endorse the excessive force and brutality exercised…

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City hosts Expert Meeting on “Creative Economy and Sustainable Development” (UNCTAD, Geneva)

Last week, Andy Pratt and Toby Bennett visited the United Nations headquarters at the Palace of Nations in Geneva. Andy organised an Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Creative Economy and Sustainable Development. This was a joint event, arranged between CCCI, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), placing City…

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CCCI’s Jenny Mbaye leads a UNESCO workshop on the 2005 Convention in Asmara (Eritrea)

On October 28th and 29th, Dr Jenny Mbaye from City’s CCCI led a national awareness-raising meeting organised by UNESCO Regional Office Nairobi in Asmara (Eritrea). Conceived in the framework of the UNESCO 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression, the workshop aimed at raising awareness among key line ministries,…

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Workshop on Cultural Economy: Twenty Years After

  The Workshop on Cultural Economy: 20 Years After City, University of London (ELG01) Friday January 10th 2020 Toby Bennett is organising a symposium at City, and accompanying blog series with the Journal of Cultural Economy, to mark twenty years since the first “Workshop on Cultural Economy” at the Open University. You can find the Call…

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