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

Successful launch of the CCCI (now!) annual event series to celebrate Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

To celebrate UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London curated  a series of free events, from masterclasses to screenings. From Senegal to Singapore: creative spaces in a globalised world The series of events gathered a range of international experts from across the…

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Ros and Jo talk Media, Gender, Feminism @LSE

Ros Gill and Jo Littler from CCCI both spoke at the ‘Media, Gender, Feminism’ event at the LSE last week. Organised in collaboration with Northwestern University in the US, the two day event hosted a wide range of feminist scholars over two days speaking on issues including period politics and female fascism in India. Jo…

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Keyti from the JTR inaugurates CCCI annual event series

On May 8th, the Centre for Culture and Creative Industries (CCCI) kicked off its annual event series to celebrate for a month the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (May 21st.) As first event of this series, CCCI welcomed a Masterclass led by hip hop artist Keyti, co-anchor of the Journal Televise…

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My Fair London

Dr Jo Littler talked about her work on meritocracy to My Fair London this week.  MFL  holds meetings regularly and features guest speakers who work on in/equality like Jo, Danny Dorling and Kate Pickett. It is affiliated to the Equality Trust and describes itself as follows: “London is one of the most unequal cities in…

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Meritocracy at Goldsmiths

Dr Jo Littler from CCCI recently gave a talk based on her book on meritocracy to around 250 students and staff at Goldsmiths, University of London. The talk was part of a series on neoliberalism organised by the Fine Art/Visual  Cultures departments. It was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube here

Diana screens film and speaks about inequalities in the CCIs

Following the ‘Living with the Lams’ debacle, where it surfaced that CBBC plan a television series about a Chinese family, but written mainly by white writers, a panel event was held at Tara Arts to address the position of British East Asian writers in the British film and television industry. Diana Yeh was invited to…

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Making Time: A collective timeline of Asian diasporic art and activism in the UK

Diana was invited to participate in a workshop, held by AsiaArtActivism to make and mark a collective timeline of Asian disaporic art and activism in the UK, alongside artists, academics, curators and activists. This was particularly timely given her British Academy project, ‘Becoming East and Southeast Asian and the Politics of Belonging’. Diasporic communities from across South…

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Diana Yeh’s research made into a series of short films

Diana Yeh’s research project on racial inequalities in the creative and cultural industries is entitled BEAST: British East Asians on Screen and in Television, and has been funded by the Department of Sociology, City. Through collaboration with the award-winning independent film-maker Rosa Fong, and the actors Jennifer Lim, Siu Hun Li and Colin Ryan, verbatim…

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The LYC Museum as Practice symposium, Manchester Art Gallery

In March, Diana Yeh was invited to speak at the international LYC Museum & Art Gallery and the Museum as Practice symposium held at Manchester Art Gallery alongside a range of art historians, curators and museum directors. The symposium accompanied the exhibition Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition, curated by Hammad Nasar, with Kate Jesson, and reflected a…

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Creative Hubs in Question: new book from Ros and Andy

Ros and Andy are please to announce the publication of their new edited book (along with Tarek Virani) on Creative Hubs. The book arose out of the AHRC research project on creative hubs in London, plus research Andy, Tarek and Janet Merkel did with the British Council on Creative Hubs, and as part of Ros’s…

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