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

Andy Pratt at Singapore Art Fair

Shortly after leaving No 10 (see parallel post) Andy hopped onto a plane to Singapore where he appeared at the Singapore Art Fair along side world famous architect Rem Koolhaas and equally esteemed sociologist Saskia Sassen. The ‘talks’ strand was called Southeast Asia Forum, Seismograph – Sensing the City: Art in the Urban Age. See reports here Andy…

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Andy at No 10

Prof Andy Pratt was at No.10 Downing Street attending a reception launching the ‘Creative Entrepreneurs‘ initiative. The organiser Carolyn Dailey, previously CEO Time Warner Europe said, “It’s fantastic to have the Prime Minister’s enthusiastic endorsement – recognising the importance of creative entrepreneurship – and calling Creative Entrepreneurs ‘the first of its kind’ – as well as the formidable…

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Ros’s PhD student Simidele Dosekun wins prize

Ros is delighted to announce that her former PhD student Dr Simidele Dosekun has won one of Elsevier’s Outstanding PhD prizes for her work on postfeminism and subjectivity in Nigeria. Simi’s work has already been published in Feminism and Psychology and in Feminist Media Studies. She is now working at the LSE as a Research…

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New book series launched to cold (!) reception

Ros Gill and around 100 colleagues braved January’s Big Chill on Thursday night to celebrate the launch of the book series The Dynamics of Virtual Work. The series is co-edited by Ros and Ursula Huws, and is an outcome of the successful EU COST Action of the same name which has been ongoing for 3.5…

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Well done Rachel!

Congratulations to Dr Rachel O’Neill who was awarded her PhD without corrections on Friday January 22nd. Rachel’s thesis looks critically at the London seduction community, seeing it as a site of mediated intimacy deeply shaped by neoliberal and postfeminist values. Rachel’s examiners were Professor Andrea Cornwall and Professor Diane Negra, and they commended the thesis…

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Inventing the future with Alex Williams

CCI is very pleased to note that Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek have a new book out. Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work Alex is teaching on the BACCI  Intellectual property module, and MA CPM digital cultures module this term. Alex is channelling some of the material from the book into the…

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