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

Congratulations Irida!

Congratulations to Irida Ntalla who has secured a full-time position in the Media Department at Middlesex University London. Irida completed her PhD , ‘The Interactive Museum Experience: Investigating experiential tendencies and audience focus in two museum exhibitions’ in CCI at City last year.

The End of Neoliberalism? at #TWT17

The World Transformed 2017, a festival of politics, arts, music and culture, ran across nine different venues in Brighton over the past four days. It was an active and vibrant event and there were queues round the block at many sessions. ‘The End of Neoliberalism?’ panel on Tuesday talked what ‘neoliberalism’ meant (loosely: dismantling socialised…

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ESRC Consumption ethics event

The ESRC Ethics in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives seminar series held its concluding event at Birkbeck on 14 September. The environmentalist Jonathan Porritt spoke first, arguing that ‘consumerism is the enemy of ethical consumption’. After UCL Anthropology Professor Daniel Miller had shared his thoughts an interdisciplinary panel discussion featuring speakers from the seminar series debated the…

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Launch of Jo’s new book Against Meritocracy at CAMEo conference

The CAMEo conference at the University of Leicester held a launch event for the new book, Against meritocracy: culture, power and myths of mobility, written by Jo Littler from CCI, and just published by Routledge. Angela McRobbie introduced the book, the contents and reviews of which can be seen here


The Centre for Culture and Creative Industries from the Dept of Sociology had a strong presence at the inaugural CAMEo conference, ‘Mediating Cultural Work: Texts, Objects and Politics’ at the University of Leicester the other week. CCI PhD students Emma Jones and Kathy Williams attended, with Kathy (pictured) presenting a paper, ‘Spatial Mediation: democratic access…

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Jenny speaks about Arterial Network’s African Creative Cities to ThisIsAfrica

Along with the leading members of Arterial Network’s African Creative Cities (AACC) pilot programme, Jenny was interviewed for an article published by the online media ThisIsAfrica to reflect on the initial stages of the programme. As the scientific adviser of the programme, Jenny has accompanied throughout the continent the five participating cities – Harare, Mahé-Victoria,…

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Rethinking Creative Cities at RC21 in Leeds

The Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries was well represented at the RC21 conference in Leeds on September 11-13th, dedicated to ‘Rethinking Urban Global Justice: An international academic conference for critical urban studies’. Prof. Andy C. Pratt in collaboration with Dr. Marianna D’Ovidio organised a double-panel ‘Towards a just creative cities’, which focused on…

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ESA Athens & new book

CCI’s Jo Littler was in Athens at the beginning of September for the European Sociology Association conference, where a lunchtime ‘Authors meet critics’ session was being held about her new book, Against Meritocracy. Jo talked with Professor Ricca Edmondson (Galway) and Professor Marianna Fotaki (Warwick) about the implications of the work, with Ruth McDonald (Manchester)…

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