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

Kate Mattocks speaks at a seminar on the European Union’s cultural open method of coordination (OMC)

On Tuesday 21 June, department PhD researcher Kate Mattocks spoke at a seminar on the European Union’s cultural open method of coordination (OMC) at Maastricht University’s Centre for European Law. Kate was invited by Dr Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, a Marie Curie Fellow at Maastricht, working on OPENCULT, a project about EU cultural cooperation in the form of the OMC. Evangelia…

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Creativity, art and urban mobility in a public train

Cecilia Dinardi joined the Creative Lab in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an arts residency-exchange programme as part of which she coordinated the Transcultural Train Pilot Project: a series of arts interventions in a public train at Brazil’s Central Station. Designed in collaboration with local academics, artists and activists, the interdisciplinary project sought to generate creative…

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Ethics and morality in consumption

‘Ethics and morality in consumption: interdisciplinary perspectives’ has just been published by Routledge. Edited by Deirdre Shaw, Michael Carrington and Andreas Chatzidakis, it features a wide range of contributions including a chapter by CCI’s Jo Littler and a foreword by Sociology’s Tim Lang. Read all about it here

Art and utopia in a Brazilian favela

As part of the Creative Lab arts residency in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Cecilia Dinardi was one of the curators of the collective video-art installation Micro-utopias: Inventive Practices and Imagined Futures which featured the work of filmmakers Michele Cinque and Evangelia Kraniotti at the Galpao Bela Mare, an arts venue located in Rio de Janeiro’s largest…

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Ban sexist advertising?

In June 2016 London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced his intention to ban ‘body shaming’ adverts from all Transport for London sites. The proposal came in the wake of the protests last year over Protein World’s campaign: “Are you beach body ready?” Khan said: “Nobody should feel pressurised, while they travel on the Tube or…

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And “up north” ( yes, it’s raining there too)

Ros went back to her  Northern roots this week when she was an invited speaker at the ESRC seminar series on ‘Challenging Gendered Media Mis(s)Representations of Women Professionals and Leaders’ Breaking with established leadership and management paradigms, Ros challenged the individualism and  implicit woman-blaming of many attempts to ‘empower’ women in the workplace and…

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28 Bedford Square (again)

In the last few months Ros has taken part in two events co-organized by the Nuffield Council for Bioethics and funded by AHRC. Both centred around ‘beauty demands’ and the globalization of beauty norms Kate Harvey, Senior Research Officer at the Nuffield, was so struck by Ros’s work – with Ana Sofia Elias from…

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Social Politics: Having an impact

Ros Gill has been commended by the editors of the journal Social Politics for her contribution to significantly increasing the impact factor of the journal. Rosalind’s paper ‘Unspeakable Inequalities: Postfeminism and entrepreneurial subjectivity among cultural workers’ is the top cited article in the journal from 2014.

Kate Mattocks in Edinburgh

On Friday 10 June department PhD researcher Kate Mattocks participated in a summit on Women in Political Studies, which was held at the University of Edinburgh and organised by the Political Studies Association’s Women and Politics specialist group. Kate spoke on the panel Moving Through the Profession: Pipelines, Parenthood & Participation and co-presented findings from a research project on equality and diversity…

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CCI at 40!

The Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries celebrated its 40th birthday – which falls this year – with an alumni event last week. A party was held and more than 70 people were able to attend, we had representatives of most previous years! The party took place at the wonderful Jerwood Space (behind Tate…

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