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


It was the hottest day of the year when after three years of studying our BA students were officially awarded their degree in Cultural and Creative Industries. The graduation ceremony held at the Barbican was a great occasion to celebrate ours students’ fantastic achievement with their families and friends. Big congrats to you all and all…

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Fighting Precarity with Co-operation?

In her newest paper published in the latest edition of New Formations, Marisol Sandoval explores worker co-operatives as a form of resistance to precarious and exploited labour in the cultural sector. She discuss the potentials and limitations of co-ops by looking at precariousness, inequality and individualisation of cultural sector work, arguing that radical co-ops can…

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Cecilia discusses culture beyond tourism in Venice

Dr Cecilia Dinardi was invited to present on creative cities and alternative ways of capturing cultural value at an interdisciplinary workshop in Venice on 12th July 2016, organised by Theatrum Mundi, an LSE-based network of artists and urbanists from different cities. The workshop brought together local and international architects, art historians, activists and academics to…

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New issue of Feminist Media Studies

A new issue of Feminist Media Studies, edited by Alison Winch, Jo Littler and Jessalynn Keller is now out. Entitled An Intergenerational Feminist Media Studies: Conflicts and Connectivities, the issue includes a wide range of articles, including pieces on fashion and ‘Advance Style’, the generational dramas of Hong Kong filmmakers, youth and age in Indian…

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Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture

Congratulations! Galway was voted as Irish holder of the European Capital of Culture 2020. Fighting off 3 other Irish bidders ( Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford. Dublin got knocked out of the competition at the end of last year), Galway was handed the title on 15th July. Since it was initiated in 1985, two Irish…

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Andy appointed Editor in Chief of City, Culture and Society

Andy Pratt has just been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the international peer review journal ‘City, Culture and Society‘. Andy has been involved in the journal since its foundation, and has been on the editorial board, and acting as an editor. He has done much to develop the journal as well as publishing in it. In…

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Not got grit?

On Monday July 11th Ros Gill and Shani Orgad presented their joint work on the cult of confidence at a one day conference on Grit, Governmentality & the Erasure of Inequality? The Curious Rise of Character Education Policy. This brilliant event, co-organised by Kim Allen and Anna Bull, included presentations by Erica Burman, Brian McShane,…

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Two days in Paris

Ros was in Paris this weekend, visiting Sarah Banet-Weiser. They discussed joint work and a new collaborative project – with Jo Littler – to develop a handbook on feminism and consumer culture. There was also time to visit a feminist who has inspired them both – Simone de Beauvoir, now resting in the Montparnasse Cemetery.

Andy, Jiun-Yi and Ana in Seoul

CCI was present in Seoul in force for the biennial International Conference on Cultural Policy and Research. (July 6-9).The conference was attended by about 300 international scholars and policy makers. Juin-Yi, Andy’s first year PhD student, gave a well received paper on his research on cultural clusters in Taiwan (very brave for a year 1 PhD…

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India and the cultural field

Andy was invited to take part in an EU EQUIP platform event seeking to develop a research agenda between Indian researcher councils and researchers, and between European Research Councils and researchers. The meeting took place in New Delhi (27.6.16) and generated a focused list of research themes that will eventually form the basis of a…

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