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

Work in cities

Janet presented a paper at a conference at the University of Portsmouth (20 April) organised by Carol Ekinsmyth on how the nature and location of work in cities is changing.  Janet gave a paper to the international audience on ‘The role of co-working hosts in co-working spaces: Examples for Berlin, Paris and London. Andy spoke…

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Music Cities Convention Berlin 2017: Janet took part in a panel debate

Last week, Janet was invited to participate in the fourth edition of Music Cities Convention which took place in Berlin on April 4, 2017, and explored music and urban development in international cities. Her panel brought together Dr. Lee Dong Yeoun ( Master Planner of the K-Pop Arena Construction and the Platform Changdong61 by Seoul…

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Conversations and voices

Andy has been disseminating his work via journalistic outlets. Today he has a piece in The Conversation on ‘cultural appropriation’. Andy wrote another piece on recession and the growth of the cultural economy in January this seems to have been getting a fair number of reads. In connection with a big conference that the British Council…

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Andy in Aarhus: European Capital of Culture

Andy visited the current European Capital of Culture (Aarhus, Denmark) last week; further material to insert in the modules that Andy teaches on Creative Cities. He was fortunate to experience great weather, the high points were the visit to ARos the contemporary art museum with the spectacular ‘spectrum halo’ on the top of the building…

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Kate’s publication inspires

Well done Dr Kate Mattocks, who gained her PhD late last year, and is now Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Politics & International Relations, Department of History and Politics at Liverpool Hope University. Somehow she has managed to find time to write a paper – based on her thesis -which has just been published in European Politics & Society. The…

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Joy White talks grime and entrepreneurship

CCI and Sociology were very happy to host Dr Joy White today, who came in to talk about on her research on grime music and youth cultures. Joy’s five-year ethnographic study of grime for her PhD led to her book Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People’s Enterprise, recently published by Routledge. Joy…

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