CCCI at AAG New Orleans
On April 10th-14th, two CCCI representatives, Prof Andy Pratt and Dr Jenny Mbaye, co-organised with ex-CCCI colleague now based at Goldsmith University, Dr Cecilia Dinardi, an interactive panel at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) taking place in New Orleans.
As part of of the series ‘Public Engagement in Geography’, the international and interdisciplinary session focused on ‘How to engage in the creative economy? Beyond fast policy and research impact agenda’, and welcomed reflections from Andy, Cecilia, Jenny and Prof. Deborah Stevenson from Western Sydney University.
Drawing on their respective experiences of engagement with intergovernmental, national and local communities of practices, the panelists explored how the art of knowledge transfer between academia and policy circles calls for rethinking the capacity of challenging, on the one hand, the naming practices and persistent assumptions that are present in policy-making, and on the other, the tendency of a servicing academia that only provides comforting rationales.