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

Implementation of the UNESCO Convention 2005 in Rwanda

As part of the pool of international experts for the Convention 2005 on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (, Jenny Mbaye (CCCI) was selected as one of the two experts to assist Rwanda in participatory policy monitoring for its cultural sector, in Kigali from May 23rd to 27th. In…

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Curating culture: knowledge, place, practices

Andy Pratt and Janet Merkel (CCCI), and Tarek Virani (from Creative Works London & QMUL) organised and curated an innovative ‘laboratory’ at Central St Martins School of Art as part of a series of events taking place last week ‘Zurich meets London‘. In this case it was Zurich School of Art that visited CSM. Andy…

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The UK Independent music sector – Doing it for ourselves!

Last Wednesday Debbie Dickinson teamed up with Harry Leckstein CEO of Tileyard Education (a creative cluster complex at Kings Cross) and hosted a one day event at City. The event brought together a complete cross section of the UK independent music sector to discuss the nature and growth of DIY artist development, production and live…

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Cultural Cooperatives Networking Day

  Last Friday Marisol Sandoval hosted a cultural co-ops networking day at City University. The event for the first time brought together members of cultural co-ops from London, Hastings, Peterborough and Nottingham to celebrate the recent launch of a website that provides information about co-operative models in the cultural sector and encourages collaboration among…

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#Imaginingsolidarity event at Manchester

Jo Littler participated in a conference in Manchester last week organised by Uma Kothari and Dan Brockington called ‘Imagining Solidarity: Visual representations of development in public campaigns’. It featured presenters from a variety of disciplines, institutions and geographical locations and you can read all about it here

Gendering Austerity at Birkbeck

An event at Birkbeck last week considered the gendered dimensions of austerity culture. Gendering Austerity was a multidisciplinary event, featuring talks by political economists and cultural theorists alongside screenings of creative films. Sara de Benedictis, who recently finished a PhD with Ros Gill, was a speaker in the morning, and Jo Littler from CCI participated…

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Kate argues for Remain

Kate Mattocks, who is just putting the final touches to her PhD thesis on cultural policy making in the EU has written a blog post for City’s Remain in EU group. Link is here

Higher education and the creative economy

Andy Pratt has a new publication in a book edited by Roberta Comunian and Abigail Gilmore. The chapter, written by Andy with Tarek Virani ,emerges from the Creative Works London project and concerns the challenges of knowledge transfer between universities and the creative industries, and the role of intermediaries. A copy of the paper can…

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CCI students wins CitySpark Grand Prize 2016

Congratulations to final year BA CCI student, Alborz Bozorgi, for winning the CitySpark Grand Prize 2016! Alborz, in a team with fellow City students Constantinos Giannopoulos and Ellenor McIntosh, won the prize for their start-up – Twipes, which is reinventing toilet paper for the future! Twipes are hygienic wipes designed to fit into existing toilet roll holders….

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Congratulations Irida!

Congratulations to Irida Ntalla who passed her PhD subject to minor corrections this week! Irida’s thesis on The Interactive Museum Experience drew together empirical studies of galleries at the National Maritime Museum and the Museum of London with an extensive, multidisciplinary theoretical investigation of the meanings of interactivity. The thesis was examined by Dr Michelle…

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