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

BA CCI student success in Mayor’s entrepreneur competition

Following a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitching event at City Hall, Alborz Bozorgi (Cultural and Creative Industries, 2017) and Ellenor McIntosh (short course – Business Administration, 2016) were announced the winners. They were presented with the prize by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Their innovation ‘Twipes’ has won the first prize of £20,000 at the 2017…

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Students visit the Museum of Brands

Ros took a group of third years to the Museum of Brands this week, where we enjoyed a workshop on gender and advertising. Below two groups of students are redesigning the branding for Persil and Johnny Walker along much more inclusive and progressive lines. Potential brilliant future copyeditors are (Lto R) Nha, Dimitris, Nina, Anne,…

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Ros Gill: thinking aloud/allowed

Ros was on Thinking Allowed this week, talking with Laurie Taylor about her co-edited collection Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism. Rachel Wood, a contributor to the volume, also took part discussing her research on how sex and relationship advice is changing. The BBC’s podcast is available at

Jo writes article for The Guardian on meritocracy

Dr Jo Littler from CCI had an article published in The Guardian newspaper this Monday. The article, ‘Meritocracy: the great delusion that ingrains inequality’ drew on work from her forthcoming book  which is out in August. The article can be read here  

Jenny gives an inaugural lecture at the Centre for Arts La Regenta

On March 23rd, Jenny Mbaye was invited to open up a series of seminars with an inaugural lecture at the Centro de Arte La Regenta (Las Palmas, Gran Canaria). Coordinated by visual artist and researcher, José Otero, this sphere of reflection entitled ‘Cosmopolitics: World citizenship, Identity and Globalisation’ invites sociologists, ethnomusicologists, historians and philosophers to…

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Janet gives a keynote on Creative Greece Conference in Athens

On March 2, Janet delivered a keynote at the Creative Greece conference in Athens which was organised by the Department of Economic and Regional Development at Panteion University in Athens. The conference brought together PhDs and scholars from Greece working in the field of cultural studies, economics, geography and sociology as well as representatives from…

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Jo talks on ‘brutal billionaires’ and merit at Winchester

Dr Jo Littler from CCI travelled to the University of Winchester this week, where she gave a paper entitled ‘Brutal billionaires and the cultural reconstruction of merit’. The paper drew on her forthcoming book Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility, which is due to be published by Routledge in August. After the talk…

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CCI and policy advice

Andy Pratt has been invited to be on a high-level expert panel giving evidence on the creative industries the Industrial Strategy Commission. The Industrial Strategy Commission is an independent, authoritative inquiry into the development of a new, long-term industrial strategy for the UK. Chaired by leading British economist Dame Kate Barker, the Industrial Strategy Commission is…

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