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

Strangers in a Strange Land II

Diana Yeh in association with Moongate Productions is organising a second event in support of the development of an original stage play about the World War One Chinese labourers. The long buried story of the approximately 140,000 Chinese labourers who lent vital assistance to the allied Great War effort is only now beginning to emerge. These mainly poor, uneducated…

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Innovation and Creativity, new article by Andy Pratt

Andy has had an article published today in the Journal of Business Anthropology  entitled “Do Economists Make Innovation; Do Artists Make Creativity? The Case for an Alternative Perspective on Innovation and Creativity”. The essay challenges the view that the supply and distribution of knowledge is hindered by regulation, and that public organisations such as universities  “get in…

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Jo gives talk at Brighton with Roshi Naidoo on heritage and diversity

Jo Littler, together with Roshi Naidoo, gave a talk this week to the Centre for Memory, History and Narratives at Brighton University. Entitled ‘All that Jazz: heritage and diversity in the Downton years’, the paper considered the relationship between heritage and discourses of ‘diversity’ circulating in contemporary British culture. Beginning by noting the populist revival…

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CCI new staff member Dr Diana Yeh

CCI is very happy to welcome a new colleague Dr Diana Yeh. She joined us on Nov 1st. Diana Yeh is a sociologist with research interests in race and racisms, migration, diaspora, youth and cultural politics. Prior to joining City, she taught at the University of Winchester, Birkbeck College and the University of East London. She…

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George Morgan – academic visitor

George Morgan is visiting CCI at present; he gave a seminar in our Brown Bag Lunch series on precarious work and careers in the cultural industries. Here is some background. I’m on my second year of a three year Visiting Fellowship at CCCI and gave a seminar entitled ‘Subculture and New Capitalism’ on October 28th….

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Dr Tarek Virani and Prof Ros Gill are putting together a book proposal for an edited volume about ‘creative hubs’, developing out of  our research as part of AHRC’s Creativeworks London The term ‘hub’ seems to be everywhere.  Starting in and around 2003, the growth and proliferation of these types of  largely urban industrial agglomeration…

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