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

Jenny at Open City Lagos events: book launch + workshop

On March 4th, Dr Jenny F Mbaye participated in the book launch of “Open City Lagos” (, edited by Monica Umunna and Ore Disu. The launch was jointly organised by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung ( and Nsibidi Institute ( and hosted by the Goethe Institute at City Hall, Lagos (Nigeria). Jenny took part in the “Conceiving the Open City…

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‘Porn Trouble’: article by Laura García-Favaro published

CCI PhD Candidate Laura García-Favaro has just had an article published in Australian Feminist Studies entitled ‘Porn Trouble’: On the Sexual Regime and Travels of Postfeminist Biologism. The article looks at peer-to-peer discussions and editorial content about men’s consumption of pornography in women’s online magazines based in the UK and in Spain. The analysis shows how…

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Andy gives a seminar at Cambridge

Porf Andy Pratt gave a seminar in the Department of Architecture and the History of Art, who are hosting the City Seminar Series (on March 1st). Andy gave a paper called Resilience and the urban cultural economy. The paper was based upon one published recently in City, Culture and Society, and a paper that Andy…

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Sexual violence on campus: screening + talks

On February the 27th, the Gender and Sexualities Research Forum hosted a screening of The Hunting Ground – a powerful and harrowing documentary on sexual violence on US campuses and institutional failure to support affected students. Although a difficult watch, those attended were moved by the powerful stories told by survivors and by those campaigning for change….

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WOW festival at the Royal Festival Hall 12 March 2016

Who are the women who risk their lives to speak the truth? The ‘Refusing to be Silenced’ panel discussion at this year’s WOW festival  at the Royal Festival Hall (12 March 15.45-16.45) brings together international women of courage who stand for human rights and justice in war and conflict zones around the world. The session…

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