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

Andy gets funding from Creative Spark Central Asia

Prof Andy Pratt is pleased to be part of a team that has been awarded a grant by the British Council Creative Spark Central Asia Initiative to help with the development of training and education of students in the field of the creative industries in Kazakhstan. The project is funded for £42,000 in stage one…

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Zapopan urban cultural policy pilot, and release from prison of expert panel member

Earlier this year Andy Pratt was invited to Zapopan, Mexico to act as part of an expert UNESCO group to design a pilot creative and cultural policy of the city of Zapopan (a dual city with Guadalajara) . The unique initiative had the city political parties (before the election) agree to implement the recommended policy….

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Laura in the Huff Post

Laura Thompson (Phd candidate , Sociology, supervised by Prof Ros Gill) has been interviewed for a series of articles by the Huffington Post on ‘cyberflashing’. In the first, she commented on the results of a YouGov poll which found 4 in 10 millennial women have received unwanted ‘dick pics’. She also criticised the notion that it is up to women to…

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Council of Europe uses Andy Pratt’s report to develop its policy

The report that Andy Pratt has drafted on ‘The value of cultural heritage in a democratic society’ for the Council of Europe will be published later this year; in the meantime the report will be used to support and develop initiatives that the Council is developing on a New Agenda for Culture at the next…

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Third space of innovation

Andy Pratt gave a seminar at the Urban Lab, at UCL this week (13 Nov). Andy discussed how we understand innovation, and why a relational and embedded approach is needed to capture the process of knowledge transfer and exchange. Andy called this the third space of innovation and creativity. Andy illustrated his paper with three…

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Creative Central Asia

Prof Andy Pratt has been helping Central Asian countries understand the creative industries, and to develop the first economic analysis of the sector. The British Council organised a first Central Asia forum in Astana, Kazakhstan last year that launched the initiative. At that event Andy was asked to lead on the ‘mapping’ document. Andy has…

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Launch of Diana Yeh’s new co-edited book Contesting British Chinese Culture

Image: Contesting British Chinese Culture publication, Erika Tan, 2018 Come and join us in celebrating the launch of “Contesting British Chinese Culture”. The event will include screenings of works, readings, presentations and a panel discussion with one of the editors Diana Yeh and contributors, Felicia Chan, Rosa Fong, Katie Hill, susan pui san lok, Veronica…

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Congratulations Dr Chouguley!

Ulrike Chouguley defended her PhD thesis last week. The examiners were Dr Andrew Harris, (UCL), and Dr Cecilia Dinardi (Goldsmiths). Ulrike passed with minor corrections; Ulrike’s supervisors Andy Pratt and Jenny M’Baye congratulate her! Ulrike has also managed to produce 2 children as well as a thesis in her period of registration!! The thesis was…

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