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

Strategizing in the cultural and creative industries

Andy wants to congratulate Jonathan Gander on his new book: ‘Strategizing in the cultural and creative industries’ just published by Routledge. Andy supervised Jonathan’s PhD some time ago (on the impact of the transition from analogue to digital recording on the music industry). Jonathan who has a background in teaching management has used this book to merge his two…

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British East Asian representation in the CCIs

Diana Yeh was recently invited to give a talk on British East Asian representation in the creative and cultural industries at the Chinese for Labour New Year Gala event. She discussed the specific challenges faced by British East Asian cultural producers past and present in the context of wider racial and class inequalities in the…

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China Changing

Diana Yeh was recently invited to participate in the Southbank Centre’s international China Changing festival. She spoke about her book The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity at the event, ‘Re-imagining a West End hit’, partly inspired by her book, in which UK-based creative hub Moongate Productions embarked on a contemporary reimagining of…

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Going Global with the British Council

Andy has been invited to present his  research on Creative Hubs commissioned by the British Council (22-24 May). The panel will include presentations on Hubs globally, including Vietnam (whom Andy has been advising regarding their creative hubs strategy). Going Global, the British Council’s annual open forum for leaders of international higher and further education. The conference offers…

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Enculturing the city of Hull

Andy is giving a keynote at the ‘spaces and flows’ conference: Eighth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, 12-13 October 2017, University of Hull, Hull, UK. This year’s focus is “Enculturing the City”, which is appropriate as Hull is the UK’s current City of Culture.

Towards a just creative city

Andy is organising, along with Dr Marianna D’Ovidio (Bari University), a special panel at this year’s International Sociological Association meeting of the ‘urban’ study group “RC21” in  Leeds, September 11-13, 2017. The session is entitled ‘Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies’. Here is a call for papers, please pass on…

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Follow up resource on urban creativity event

Many will recall the successful event on alternative visions of the creative city (focusing on equality) that our wonderful Urban Studies Fellow Post Doc Dr Cecelia Dinardi organised as part of her British Academy ‘Rising Star’ award in September. As promised, Cecilia has now developed a website for the event with interviews with participants. (click…

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Congratulations to Dr Laura Favaro

Congratulations to Dr Laura Favaro who was awarded her PhD on Feb 17th with no corrections. Her examiners, Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser (Director of Communications at the Annenberg School in LA) and Dr Shani Orgad (Associate Professor of Media and Communications at the LSE), both commended Laura’s work as one of the best Doctoral Dissertations they…

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Remembering Roona

It was with great sadness that we learned  today of the death of Roona Simpson, a research fellow in Sociology at the University of Glasgow. Roona was one of Ros Gill’s close-knit group of PhD students at the LSE in the early 2000s.  Roona was passionate about gender studies and her PhD focussed upon women’s…

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New Chinese paper for Andy

Andy has a chapter in a new book edited by Klaus Kunzmann on Culture, Creative industries and Urban Regeneration. The collection takes the form of a number of case studies of urban cultural regeneration in China by Chinese academics, and contrasting and comparative studies from around the world. Andy’s chapter is on London “London: policy…

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