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

New NESTA report by Max Nathan , Tom Kemeny, Andy Pratt and Greg Spencer.

Download This report measures employment in the creative economies of the US, Canada and the UK. Key Findings The US has the largest creative economy employment of the US, UK and Canada employing 14.2 million people. Canada had the largest creative economy employment as a percentage of the workforce at 12.9 per cent. Employment in…

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Kate Mattocks at Political Studies Association conference in Brighton

Earlier this week PhD researcher Kate Mattocks presented two papers at the 66th annual Political Studies Association conference in Brighton. The first paper was based on her PhD findings and talked about the outcomes of EU cultural policy coordination. The second paper emerged from her work with the PSA’s Equality and Diversity working group and…

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Diana receives British Academy / Leverhulme funding

Diana Yeh has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant as the Principal Investigator of the project ‘Becoming East Asian: Race, Ethnicity and Youth Politics of Belonging in Superdiverse Britain’ with Dr Tamsin Barber, Oxford Brookes University. The project examines emerging East Asian youth identities and social spaces in urban Britain to investigate the changing significance of…

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Diana runs a workshop and gives a public talk

In March, drawing on her research on constructions of ‘British Chinese’ culture, Diana Yeh ran a half-day workshop on Researching British Chinese Heritage for volunteers working for the charity Ming Ai at Regents University.     This followed her public talk earlier in the year on her book, The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the…

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Cecilia receives a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award

Cecilia Dinardi has been awarded a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA) to organise, together with other staff members, a series of engagement events under the title Urban Cultural Policy and Creativity: A Platform for Creative City Exchanges between Policy and Academic Communities. The proposed international seminar seeks to bring the academic debate on…

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Rubbish! BA students learn about the Great Recovery Project

‘90% of products sold today are waste within 6 months’. This was just one of the facts that 1st year students on the BA CCI ‘Interrogating Consumer Culture’ learnt today during Lucy Chamberlain’s talk. Lucy discussed the sheer volume of waste produced – and how and why — before talking about how the work The…

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Talk by Fiona Ross on cultural participation

MA students on the ‘Public culture: the politics of participation’ module were treated to a talk by Fiona Ross this week. Fiona talked about changing institutional models of cultural participation, as well as her extensive experience in the arts and cultural sector: from her current role as Senior Policy at the GLA, through her previous…

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New article by Ros Gill in Australian Feminist Studies

AFS Journal ‏‪@AFSJournal New issue due out soon with lead article by ‪@RosalindGillLdn + Shani Orgad on the ‪#confidence culture ‪#feminism

More talks from Ros: Kent and Warwick

CCI’s Ros Gill was out and about on International Women’s Day and susbsequent days. On March 9th she spoke at ESRC’s Gendered Inclusion series at Canterbury, looking at postfeminism in the workplace. On Saturday March 12th she gave the closing keynote at Let’s Hear it for the Girls, at Warwick University, discussing the way girls…

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A tribute to Doreen Massey

Jo Littler has co-written a tribute to theorist and activist Doreen Massey, who died on Friday, for Open Democracy, which can be read here

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