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

Innovative writing from CCCI

Janet Merkel and Andy Pratt have separate chapters in a new ‘Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation’. This is a multidisciplinary collection by world-leaders in the field, and promises to be a standard on reading lists. CCCI is unique in having two contributors from a single university; and particular congratulations to Janet who is…

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Jenny in the Spanish newspaper, El Paìs – on Culture and creativity in African cities

Following her intervention at the Forum of Saint Louis, Jenny was interviewed by the Spanish newspaper El Paìs to share her reflection on the role of culture and creativity in transforming African cities. Drawing on her recent experience as scientific adviser for the Arterial Network’s pilot programme of African Creative Cities Network (AACC), she reminded…

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Adding to The Conversation with a piece on African urban cultural transformation

Jenny was recently approached by The Conversation to contribute with an article on urban cultural governance in African cities. The article entitled ‘Mali’s cultural capital shows how citizen-centred development can trump gentrification’ was seen by over 79 000 readers all of over the world. Article can be found:

Gender, Subjectivity and Neoliberalism

Ros gave a short talk at King’s on November 30th at an event to mark the publication of Christina Scharff’s new book on the classicall music profession. Joining a panel to talk about subjectivity in neoliberal times, Ros discussed the MeToo campaign and the recent engagement of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry, asking how we…

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Postfeminist culture: 10 years on

Rosalind Gill’s Postfeminist Media Culture: Elements of a Sensibility – published in 2007 – is apparently the most read and most  cited  article in the European Journal of Cultural studies. To honour that Ros was asked to write a new lead article for the 20th anniversary issue of the journal and also to launch a…

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Righting Feminism

Ros Gill and Shani Orgad have contributed to a new special issue of New Formations on ‘Righting Feminism’. Their paper looks at  how the cult of promoting female self-confidence as a solution to inequality is part of a wider neoliberalization of feminism.

Andy in Mexico with UNESCO

Andy was invited to be a member of an international team of UNESCO experts to help to develop a new cultural policy framework for the city of Zapopan/Guadalajara (population approx 3 million). The aim is that this policy framework will be an exemplar that can be used by UNESCO elsewhere as a practical demonstration of…

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Quasi-public space and culture

Andy has a new paper out today, based on some work that he has been doing on the Kings Cross ‘Granary Square’, and the Knowledge Quarter; and with the ‘Culture Mile’ in the City of London. This article argues that whilst appearing new, quasi-public spaces have emerged from a process of investment restructuring over the…

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