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

Andy in Turin

Andy made his regular visit to Turin on Feb on Jnauary 29th to teach on the MA. Cultural Porjects for Development (supported by the World Heritage Organistion and UNESCO). Andy helped set up this programme and has been teaching on it as visiting porfessor (along side, amongst others: Allan Scott, Xavier Greffe and David Throsby)…

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Ros Gill and Les Back talk universities: Feb 7th, 2:30-4pm, City, University of London

Rosalind Gill was out and about with Les Back (Goldsmiths) last week talking about his book Academic Diary (Goldsmiths Press), and the challenges facing staff and students in Universities. Ros and Les had an animated exchange about this last year in the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society ¬†They continued their good-natured discussion…

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Meritocracy and celebrity in Denmark

Dr Jo Littler from CCI travelled to Denmark last week. There was a talk and a book launch for Against Meritocracy at Roskilde University, and the next day she gave the keynote at the Nordic Celebrity Studies Network Annual Conference, speaking about celebrity motherhood.

‘What does equality look like?’ article in @Gdninequality

Dr Jo Littler from CCI was invited to contribute a piece to The Guardian‘s ‘Inequality project’. Her article ‘Inequality is under attack — but what does equality look like?’ can be read here

Desert Island Discs contribution

A new book¬† Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context, edited by Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook and Steve Cottrell, is out now with Oxford University Press. In the editors description, the book “brings together musicologists, sociologists, and media scholars in one volume. They reflect on the programme’s significance, its position within the BBC…

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Cultural polis, governance and informality in the Global South

Dr Jenny Mbaye from CCCI co-authored an article with Dr Cecilia Dinardi (Goldsmith University), which was recently published in the peer-reviewed academic journal, Urban Studies, as part of a special issue dedicated to informality in CCI. The article addressed issues of cultural policy and urban governance in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Dakar (Senegal), while…

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Korean Trust Fund for CCI in Rwanda

Following up from her mission as member of UNESCO 2005 Convention’s Expert Facility in Rwanda (2016), Dr Jenny Mbaye from CCCI was recently in Kigali (Rwanda) (January 8-12) to prepare the project launch for the UNESCO Korean Funds-in-Trust “Stengthening the cultural and creative industries in Rwanda”. Jenny was selected to be the international expert responsible…

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Resilient culture

Andy has a new chapter published today- the first of the new year!- in a collection on the role of art and culture in urban and regional resilience. Andy’s chapter is a reprint of an article published last year in the journal European Planning Studies. Pratt, A. C. (2018). Beyond Resilience: Learning from the cultural…

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