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

Memory, Power and Knowledge in African Music and Beyond

Jenny Mbaye took part in the conference ‘Memory, Power and Knowledge in African Music and Beyond’ co-organised by Hildesheim University (Centre for World Music), University of Cape Coast (Ghana), Maiduguri University (Nigeria), and Mainz University (African Music Archive) and hosted by the Dow Countries Music Academy (Zanzibar). During four days (June 10th-14th), the event gathered…

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Radical Open Access Conference

Earlier this week Marisol Sandoval participated in the Radical Open Access Conference at Coventry University. The conference brought together scholars, open access publishers and activists to discuss an alternative vision for open access. Marisol spoke about the Diamond model of Open Access as an alternative to increasingly popular green and gold OA models. In Diamond…

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Marisol on Prosumer Co-ops

What if Facebook was owned collectively by all its users? The rise of social media has enabled all Internet users to easily build communities online, to produce and consume (=prosume) content, to share stories, images or videos with friends and stangers – so why not create social media platforms where users can not only share…

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The Windy City in August

For the third year in a row, Dr Casey Brienza has co-convened a Media Sociology Preconference which will be held on 21 August 2015 ahead of the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has generously agreed to host the day-long event at its downtown Chicago campus. This year’s…

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The Dynamics of Virtual Work

Ros Gill and CCI visiting fellow Dana Kaplan were in Peniche, Portugal last week at the 5th meeting of the EU COST Action on virtual work. Famous for its surf and its sardine canning factories, Peniche was host to around 50 scholars debating how working lives, labour relations, and political action are being transformed by…

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Gender and Creative Labour: Another new book for Ros

  Congratulations to CCI’s Rosalind Gill whose latest book, co-edited with Bridget Conor (King’s College London) and Stephanie Taylor (Open University) came out last week. The collection, which is also a special issue of Sociological Review, brings together leading scholars and new voices to think about the persistence of inequalities in the cultural and creative field….

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‘Improving Cultural Work’: Exclusions and Inequalities in the CCIs: June 25th

CCI is happy to host the AHRC Network Seminar Series, Seminar 3: ‘Improving Cultural Work’: Exclusions and Inequalities in the CCIs June 25th, City University London    1-5pm, C315 Tait Building  Evidence: Global research on inequality and diversity This session will bring together international and UK-based scholars to consider the current state of knowledge on inequalities…

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Online Misogyny and Sexual Harassment

  Gender & Sexualities Research Forum (GSRF) at City University London Wednesday 17 June 5-7pm Room AG08, College Building St John Street London EC1V 4PB   Online spaces such as blogs, forums and Twitter are invaluable resources for feminist communities. However, due to its nature, the Internet also expands the space available for misogynistic discourses to…

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Cultivating Creative Cities at the Royal Academy

Andy Pratt is taking part in a panel discussion in the session “Cultivating Creative Cities at the Royal Academy”For London Festival of Architecture 2015 Monday 8 June 2015 6.30 — 8pm Royal Academy In a keynote debate for the London Festival of Architecture, we debate how creativity can be nurtured and sustained in a global…

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