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

The Waste Agency

Nestled between London’s two newest skyscrapers, the Leadenhall Building aka `The Cheesegrater’, and 20 Fenchurch Street aka `The Walkie-Talkie’, Platform-7 has taken over a disused HMV* for 6 weeks as part of a new 3-year performance art intervention, the Waste.Agency [map].Andy Pratt has collaborated with Platform 7 as part of a knowledge exchange activity – in…

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Hola! CCI goes to Barcelona

CCI’s Laura Garcia Favaro, Joanna Figiel, Ros Gill and Marisol Sandoval  – as well as Gabriella Caminotto – will be in Barcelona next week as part of the COST Action on The Dynamics of Virtual Work. The event is hosted by the Open University of Catalunya and held at the  Interdisciplinary Internet Institute in Barcelona….

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The Dynamics of Virtual Work and Inequality

CCI is thrilled to be involved in the ongoing COST Action on The Dynamics of Virtual Work, led by Ursula Huws at Hertfordshire University. Congratulations to Ros Gill who has been appointed as Series Editor with Ursula Huws for the book series, published by Palgrave.  Ros said “We already have around 8 books contracted, and…

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‘Awaken your incredible’

Congratulations to CCI’s Ros Gill and Ana Sofia Elias for their brand new publication in the 10th Anniversary issue of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, hot off the presses this week. Their article, titled “Awaken Your Incredible” ( an advertising slogan they have borrowed/pastiched from Weightwatchers) takes apart the phenomenon of ‘Love…

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Welcome to our CCI Visiting Fellows; and attend their lectures

We  are delighted to welcome two new fabulous visiting fellows to CCI – Dominique Grisard and Dana Kaplan, who will both be with us during 2014/5 academic year. On Wednesday October 29th Dominique Grisard presented a fascinating seminar on ‘princess culture’, pinkification and postfeminism. Dana Kaplan will be presenting her work on class, sexuality and…

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Ros in Lancaster: neoliberalism, postfeminism and body culture

CCI’s Ros Gill gave a public lecture at the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Lancaster University last week (Oct 30). Speaking to a packed room, Ros talked about neoliberalism, postfeminism and body culture.

CCI’s global impact: Professor Ros Gill in New Zealand

Professor Ros Gill is going to be a Distinguished Visitor to Auckland University, New Zealand later this month (November). This poster shows the keynote lecture she will be giving as part of her visit there.

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