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

Vietnamese Londoners

In July, Julia Thanh’s photographic and textual exhibition Vietnamese Londoners opened at Oxford House, London. The project aims to raise the profile of the British Vietnamese in London by focusing on the experiences of the second generation. Diana Yeh was excited to be invited to speak on the panel at the sold-out opening event alongside…

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Reassessing Li Yuan-chia

Following on from the Li Yuan-chia exhibition she curated at the Richard Saltoun gallery last year, Diana Yeh has been collaborating with the Henry Moore Institute, Sotheby’s and Musee D’Ixelles to reassess the legacy of this artist, who has until recently been little recognized, and to bring his work into wider visibility. She has co-curated…

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Andy tours Brazil

Prof Andy Pratt and Prof Geoff Crossick (head of Crafts Council, ex head of AHRC, and ex VC of University of London, and ex VC Goldsmiths) were invited to a 3 venue lecture tour of Brazil, in association with the British Council, and with NECULT/UFRGS university in Porto Alegre; Geoff and Andy met the VC…

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Imagining Africa’s Future – SOAS Africa Conference

As part of a two-day SOAS Africa Conference (20th-21st July) entitled ‘Imagining Africa’s Future: Language, Culture, Governance, Development’, Jenny was invited to participate in a roundtable at a lunchtime session on ‘Alternative Forms of Protest’, jointly organised by the Royal African Society and SOAS. The discussion welcomed contributions from James Wan (RAS) who provided an overview…

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The Culture Mile

The City of London, in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra (soon to be joined by Sir Simon Rattle), The Guildhall School of Music, The Barbican, and the Museum of London has launched an new initiative called The Culture Mile, which is developing an initiative not only to market the cultural opportunities of the City…

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Summer school in Barcelona

Andy Pratt was one of the speakers at the the HEC Montreal summer school on the management of creativity in an innovation society. This is the 9th year that the event has taken place and it involves a week in Montreal, and a week in Barcelona. Previously Andy has contributed to the Montreal week a…

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Nouakchott (Mauritania) launches Arterial Network African Creative Cities Programme (AACC)

On July 1st, in the framework of the 10th edition of the Assalamalekoum Festival, the launch of the pilot programme ‘Nouakchott, African Creative City’ took place in the strategic offices of Nouakchott Urban Community (CUN) / CityHall. This launch and its following activities was an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of collaboration and effective dialogue…

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Digital Food @KingsCollegeLon

Zeena Feldman, former CCI PhD student, now Lecturer in Digital Media at Kings College London, co-organised a very successful event on Digital Food Cultures yesterday with Mike Goodman from the University of Reading. There were a raft of excellent papers, including ones on the ‘new patriarch’ Mark Zuckeberg’s use of food to convey cosmopolitan capitalism,…

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European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 7) – Urban Africa, Urban Africans

From June 28th to July 2nd 2017, the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) took place in Basel, Switzerland, with a specific focus on Urban African, Urban Africans for its 7th edition. Organised by the AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies), ECAS is the major conference in Europe that both gathers and builds upon the…

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