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

CCI PhD students involved in establishing a gender and sexualities research forum

Gender & Sexualities Research Forum at City This new research forum brings together PhD students and academics from a range of disciplines, departments and schools across the university with an interest in the broad fields of gender and sexuality studies. We offer a friendly, yet critically engaged, intellectual space for sharing and discussing ideas, research…

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New SASS Research Students’ Society Launch

The Research Students’ Society is a brand new student-led society designed to create a stronger PhD community within SASS. It was created by Kate and Aysegul, two of the department’s new PhD students. Our first event of the year and the launch of the society is I Wish I’d Met You Before…   Why the…

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New AHRC funded research at CCI

Dr Dave O’Brien is part of two new Connected Communities projects that are starting this Spring. The first project explores Early Career Researchers on Connected Communities, the second looks at differing evaluation methods. The abstracts for both are below and more details will follow as the projects get underway. The first meeting for the project…

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CCI’s Research Seminar Series 2014 launched

Research Seminar series, Spring 2014 CCI is happy to announce the launch of its new research seminar series which will deal with cutting edge research in the field of culture, and the creative industries. It is comprised of a mix of post graduate, staff and visitors to provide a forum for researchers. It is co-ordinated…

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The Cultural Knowledge Ecology: University, Arts and Cultural Partnerships

On Wednesday (5/2/2014)  Dave O’Brien chaired an Arts Council England event on higher education, arts and cultural partnerships held in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University. The event developed thinking based on this report and ACE’s new 10 year strategy. More information about the event can be found here, as well as on twitter under…

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Creative Futures: Panel and Speed Networking Event for CCI students

We have organised a Creative Futures: Panel and Speed Networking Event the 3rd year BA Cultural and Creative Industries students. The event will feature professionals from key areas  of the Creative Industries INCLUDING Festival programming, Radio production, Games, Performing Arts and PRS – the Performing Rights Society. You will have an opportunity to speak with…

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‘girl-powering’ of development and humanitarian discourses. New article by Ros.

Ros has just published an article in Feminist Review that looks at the ‘girl-powering’ of development and humanitarian discourses. Co-authored with Ofra Koffman (LSE) the article examines the ‘Girl Effect’ through a feminist and postcolonial lens looking at the way young women in the Global South and North are hailed through neoliberal discourses of choice…

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Hubs and Vouchers: City researchers collaborate with creative hubs

The Place Work Knowledge strand of Creative works London, which Ros Gill and Andy Pratt are key investigators, held a Research Laboratory at the Trampery London Fields and at The Arcola Theatre Dalston on February 3rd, 2014.   The specific focus of this research lab was Mare Street in Hackney. A cluster of hubs exist…

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Andy on Korean TV: Korea places the creative economy at the centre of its strategy

The Cultural and Creative Industries are high on the agenda in South Korea. A statement by the President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye announced last November  that the creative industries are at the heart of her future growth plans for the Korean economy. A special 2 hour long TV special was broadcast on new year’s…

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