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

Janet publishes report on Berlin’s cultural policy

On Thursday, September 24, Janet’s report on Berlin’s Cultural Policy in a Comparative Perspective was launched in Berlin. The event was held at Berlin’s Hertie School of Governance and featured a panel discussion with the State Secretary for Culture, representatives from Berlin’s independent art scene, museums directors as well as the Dean of Hertie School….

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Andy Pratt discusses gentrification

Andy Pratt was interviewed on BBC Radio London today (Eddie Nestor: Drive Time), discussing the issues of gentrification and the creative industries; and housing in areas like Shoreditch and Brick Lane. This was linked to a news story about a protest march held to protest against gentrifying neighbourhoods; and to look after local communities and…

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Creative Diversity Report Launch

Creative Diversity Report Launch The Creative Industries Federation, in partnership with the MOBO organisation, today launches Creative Diversity – The state of diversity in the UK’s creative industries and what we can do about it. Drawing on benchmark studies from across the spectrum of creative disciplines, as well as a range of insights and analysis…

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BA CCI student Zoe in Seoul

Last month BA CCI student Zoe Rinaldi started her exchange year at Seoul National University. Follow Zoe’s blog to read more about her studies and adventures in South Korea.

Cecilia’s two new publications: culture, city branding and urban regeneration

Cecilia has just published an article in the journal Urban Studies entitled ‘Cities for sale: Contesting cultural policies and city branding in Buenos Aires’. The article examines the role of culture in shaping and contesting city branding strategies and urban cultural policies drawing on in-depth interviews with policy makers and community cultural centres. Discussing different…

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CCCI@40 Brown bag seminars

The Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the MA in Culture, Policy and Management this year. As part of the themed activities we are renaming our staff seminars, and changing the time. CCI Brown bag lunches- alternate Wednesdays 1-2 PM,  A225. Bring your own lunch and come and hear about colleagues’…

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Aysegul presents on eating out and identity in Oxford

Aysegul was in Oxford last week, presenting at the 4th Global Meeting of the Food Project, part of the on-going ‘Making Sense of’ projects facilitated by the Inter-Disciplinary.Net. Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network that aims to establish a collegial, engaging, inter-, multi- and trans-disciplinary platform to promote knowledge exchange and network. As per the ethos of the network, the conference consisted…

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CCI relocates and renames

The Department of Culture and Creative Industries (which included Creative Writing, Translation and Publishing, and its sister the Music Department) has moved to be under the umbrella of the Sociology Department. The newly designated Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries is the home of MA Culture, Policy and Management, BA Cultural and Creative Industries,…

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Marisol at ESA in Prague

Last month Marisol Sandoval participated in the 12th annual conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) in Prague. Marisol presented her recent work on cultural co-operatives and their potentials to challenge problems of inequality, precariousness an individualisation in cultural sector work. Her presentation was part of a session on Re-inventing Worker Politics organised by the…

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Jenny contributes to Norient’s “Seismographic Sounds”

Jenny has contributed to the recent Norient (Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media Culture) publication “Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World” edited by Theresa Beyer, Thomas Burkhalter and Hannes Liechti. The book, accompanied by a touring exhibition, originally introduces a contemporary world of distinct music, sounds and music videos. Jenny’s contributions co-authored with…

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