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

New member of CCI team: welcome Toby

CCI is happy to welcome Toby Bennett as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working with Andy Pratt and Jenny M’Baye on the EU project H2020 project on cultural production chains in Europe. The project ends in 2023. Toby brings a wealth of experience, his research concerns issues of work, organisation, policy and knowledge in relation to cultural…

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CICERONE goes live on line

Whilst the H2020 project ‘Cicerone’ has been going since the start of the year we have finally developed an externally facing web site which is the main channel of communication of this project. On the site you will find out more about the project, its aims and objectives; also the partners and all the researchers;…

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Sustainable Urban Regeneration and the Future of the City

The Local Government Officials Development Institute (LOGODI) in South Korea runs various urban policy training programmes. As part of national policy initiatives programmes, on 1stOctober, Robin Kim gave a special lecture at City, University of London to 15 senior policymakers on sustainable urban regeneration and the future of the city. The objective of the visit was…

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Intergovernmental meeting on culture: Andy Pratt gives keynote

Andy Pratt gave the keynote lecture that launched the ‘8th Inter- American Meeting of Ministers of Culture’ in Bridgetown, Barbados last week. The meeting, under the auspices of the Organisation of American states, hosted the Ministers of culture from 35 states in the Americas (South/Central America, Caribbean, and North America). Andy spoke about ‘Understanding and…

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NEF meritocracy podcast

Jo Littler recently appeared as a guest, together with Sam Friedman from the LSE, on the New Economics Foundation’s ‘ Weekly Economics Podcast’ to discuss meritocracy. You can listen to them both talk to each other and presenter Ayeisha Thomas-Smith here

Care collective talks

Together with Catherine Rottenberg, Jamie Hakim, Andreas Chatzidakis and Lynne Segal, Jo Littler is part of the ‘Care Collective’ which is working on an interdisciplinary project to retheorise and revalue care. They have been invited to give a range of talks over the past few months, including in Norway, together with Bev Skeggs, who is…

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Journal office moves to City

The leading international academic journal ‘City, Culture and Society’ has moved its headquarters to City. Andy Pratt was a founding Editor of the Journal more than 10 years ago. The editorial office was previously based on Osaka, Japan reflecting the foundation team and the aim of the journal to establish itself outside the North America/European…

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Global cultural production chains

Andy Pratt, Marianna D’Ovidio and Robert Kloosterman who are running the Horizon 2020 project ‘Cicerone’ cultural production chains organised a special session at the annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society in London this week. The session had two parts, the first consisted of examples of cultural production chains in Fashion, Film, Publishing and Music…

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Manchester education

Jo Littler recently gave a keynote, ‘Critical Research in Critical Times’ at the University of Manchester CEPALs conference on critical approaches to education. A wide range of talks were given on pressing issues throughout the event, including analysis of  public education policy, the reactionary turn to eugenics, neoliberal education and alternatives in HE, generating substantial…

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Matias’s funding success!

Matías A. Muñoz Hernández – PhD candidate in Cultural Policies at City, University of London, and internally funded with a fee waiver – was recently awarded a scholarship of £25,000. The funding source, which is called ´Becas Chile Crea 2019´, is provided by the Chilean Ministry of Culture. See Thesis title: Collaborative Funding Mechanisms for…

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