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

BDSM and Popular Culture – Event on 22 October 2014 5-7pm

A session organized by the Gender & Sexualities Research Forum (GSRF) at City University London Venue: Room D427 (4th floor, Social Sciences Building: Speakers: Ummni Khan and Meg John Barker Presentations will be followed by discussion and refreshments All welcome! No need to book. ••• Ummni Khan Perverts In The Spotlight: How SM Subculture Becomes Palatable Pop…

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SASS Research Students’ Society is hosting a coffee morning on the 30th of October

Student-led initiative, SASS Research Students’ Society, established by two CCI PhD students (Kate and Aysegul), has announced its next event to be a colloquial, informal and fun coffee morning with three speakers talking informally about their experiences teaching as PhD students. The speakers will address what kind of opportunities exist and how to find them, how…

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SASS Research Students’ Society Autumn 2014 Events

SASS Research Students’ Society, created in January 2014, is a student-led Arts & Social Sciences PhD Researchers Professional Development & Networking Society, established by two CCI PhD students, Aysegul Kesimoglu and Kate Mattocks. The aim of the society is to foster the professional/career and personal development of research students and to create a platform for them to meet each other…

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Meritocracy work translated into Chinese

Jo Littler’s article ‘Meritocracy as plutocracy: the marketising of ‘equality’ under neoliberalism’ has just been translated into Chinese and published in the journal Open Times.

Jo on Australian radio

Jo Littler was interviewed by ABC Radio in Australia last week on the programme The List, where she talked about the figure of the yummy mummy and what it means. You can listen to the interview here

Klaus Kunzmann: the creative city and its discontents

Department of Culture and Creative Industries, City University London, 21 October 2014: 17:30-19:00: Room AG21 (St John Street entrance) CCI are pleased to welcome Prof Klaus Kunzman who will talk about Creativity and Urban Development: Culture, competitiveness, social inclusion and sustainable development. The creative paradigm has excited policy makers, policy advisors and academic researchers alike.  They expected that making superficial…

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UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries

Andy Pratt spoke to the UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries in Florence held last week (Oct 2-4). The meeting, the third of its kind begun in 2009, was organised by UNESCO in collaboration with the Italian Government, and regions. About 500 attended from around the world: experts, ministers and UNESCO representatives. The…

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