Néstor García Canclini delivers public lecture at City University London
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Dr Néstor García Canclini (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City) delivered a keynote address on ‘Urban Spaces and Networks: Young People’s Creativity’ on 12th May at the Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre. Offering two perspectives on knowledge and the city – the creative industries and entrepreneurial strategies of artists and young communicators – he conducted an anthropology of precariousness and creativity in Latin America. In particularly, he addressed the question of how territoriality and communication have been interwoven in amongst urban spaces within the time of cultural industries and social networking. Discussants Angela McRobbie (Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths) and Gareth Jones (Professor of Urban Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science) provided insightful responses to Prof Canclini’s presentation. The event was organised by Cecilia Dinardi, Department of Culture and Creative Industries, and generously funded by City University London, University College London and the Mexican Embassy in London. A podcast of the event can be found here and the text written by Prof Canclini will be soon made available online on this blog.