CCCI@City

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

Launch of Diana Yeh’s new co-edited book Contesting British Chinese Culture

Image: Contesting British Chinese Culture publication, Erika Tan, 2018 Come and join us in celebrating the launch of “Contesting British Chinese Culture”. The event will include screenings of works, readings, presentations and a panel discussion with one of the editors Diana Yeh and contributors, Felicia Chan, Rosa Fong, Katie Hill, susan pui san lok, Veronica…

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Congratulations Dr Chouguley!

Ulrike Chouguley defended her PhD thesis last week. The examiners were Dr Andrew Harris, (UCL), and Dr Cecilia Dinardi (Goldsmiths). Ulrike passed with minor corrections; Ulrike’s supervisors Andy Pratt and Jenny M’Baye congratulate her! Ulrike has also managed to produce 2 children as well as a thesis in her period of registration!! The thesis was…

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New @DiscoverSoc Issue on Merit and Meritocracy

Edited by Anselma Gallinat, Lisa Garforth and Geoff Payne from Newcastle University, the new special issue of the open access publication Discover Society is about Merit and Meritocracy, and features articles about academies and the politics of schooling, the history of meritocracy and universities and class. Dr Jo Littler from CCCI has a piece in…

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Jo speaks with ‘The Care Collective’ at CAMEO

Dr Jo Littler from CCCI is part of the multidisciplinary ‘Care Collective’ group, together with Prof Andreas Chatzidakis (Royal Holloway), Dr Jamie Hakim (UEA), Dr Catherine Rottenberg (Nottingham) and Prof Lynne Segal (Birkbeck). The Care Collective had their first public outing recently at the CAMEO conference in Leicester on ‘Care in the Media and Cultural…

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UNESCO Global survey on 1980 Recommendation on Status of the Artist

UNESCO has now launched the online survey on the implementation of the Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist, adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference in 1980. The survey is available online at the following address: https://en.unesco.org/creativity/2018-survey-1980-recommendation. The following password is required to access the survey: SRV2005artist. It may be completed in either English, French or Spanish by 23…

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CCCI post-doctoral fellow and Visiting Professor

CCCI is please to welcome  Post-doctoral, and Professorial visitors to boost it’s research profile. The first to arrive is Prof. Robin Kim (Jeong Hoo Kim) who has an externally funded Research Professorship and will work with Prof. Andy Pratt. More news of the post-docs, working with Prof Ros Gill, in a later blog. Prof Kim has…

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Central Asia creative industries

Prof Andy Pratt has been invited on to the steering group on the British Council’s Central Asia creative industries initiative. Andy began his his work in Kazakhstan last year giving a keynote at a conference/seminar in Astana on developing the creative industries in Kazakhstan (a report can be downloaded). This meeting led to Andy helping…

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Horizon 2020 funding success

 Prof Andy Pratt has won a Framework 7, EC Horizon2020, research funding. This 4-year project, entitled ‘Creative Industries Cultural Economy Production Network’ (CICERONE) is funded under EC’s Research and Innovation Action, responded to the European Commission’s call ‘Inclusive and sustainable growth through cultural and creative industries and the arts’. The project will be coordinated by University of…

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Namibia hosts the first Arts Summit of Southern Africa

On August 21-23, the National Arts Council of Namibia hosted in the capital city, Windhoek, the first Arts Summit of Southern Africa (ASSA). Under the auspices of the highest representatives of the national public institutions, the event was inaugurated by the Honourable Excellency Vice President of Namibia and closed by the Honourable Ministry of Education,…

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#Panic2018 – It’s an arts emergency

This Wednesday the Barbican Centre and Create London held a fantastic event themed around the Panic! It’s an Arts Emergency report, which outlines exclusions and inequalities of access to and within work in the arts and cultural sector. As part of the event Dr Jo Littler from CCCI was ‘in conversation’ with theatre director and…

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