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

Visibility for Ros in Mexico

Ros has an article about postfeminism  published in the latest issue of Mexican magazine Engarce.

Evaluation of creative vouchers: inside and out.

Andy has had two chapters published in a new book Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy. Edited by Prof Morag Shiach and Dr Tarek Virani. The book publishes research carried out as part of the AHRC funded Creative Works London project on Creative Vouchers. One of the chapters concerns the voucher that Andy won with…

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Vietnam’s creative hubs

Andy Pratt has been asked to help the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture Sport and Tourism to advise on its Creative Hubs policy. This builds upon Andy’s work for the British Council last year producing the ‘Hubs Report’. Andy spent a week in Vietnam visiting cultural practitioners and hub managers, and policy makers in Hanoi, Hue…

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Research project on the future of the Olympic Park

Andy Pratt is part of a team that has received research funding from AHRC to study the ‘Impact And Legacies Of Creative Clustering: The New Culture And Education District, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’. The project is being led by Dr Beatriz Garcia, Institute of Cultural Capital, Liverpool University. The development of a new Culture and…

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Andy appointed to AHRC advisory group

Andy Pratt has been appointed to serve on the Arts and Humanities Research Council Creative Economy Advisory Group. The aim of this group is to undertake a major role in informing the future shape, direction and impact of the AHRC’s creative economy strategy.

Beyond resilience

Andy Pratt has a new article  (Beyond Resilience: Learning from the cultural economy) published in the latest issue of European Planning Studies. The aim of this paper has been to address the apparent paradox that culture has been the high-profile victim of funding cuts in the period of austerity; at the same time culture has…

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Queering postfeminism

Ros will be attending the Lesbian Lives conference in Brighton later this month, presenting a paper with Roisin Ryan Flood on the extent to which postfeminism remains a deeply heteronormative concept. Drawing on analyses of the  commercial queer public sphere, including dating and night-time economy, the paper will argue that postfeminist themes, terms and iconography…

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Gender and the media: now in Chinese, German and Indian translations!

Ros Gill’s acclaimed book, Gender and the Media, came out in a Chinese translation this week. It has also come out in German and Indian versions.

Symposium: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism 16th February 2017; 4.00 PM

Symposium: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism 16th February 2017; 4.00 PM Room A130, City University of London, College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4BP The event is free but booking is essential: Questions of beauty and visual appearing have long been central to feminist debate across a wide range of disciplines from art history to…

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New book for Ros and colleagues: Aesthetic Labour

Congratulations to CCI’s Ros Gill and to Ana Elias and Christina Scharff from King’s whose joint book was published this week.

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