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

Andy at UNESCO

Andy Pratt has been to two meetings at UNESCO’s HQ in Paris this month. The first was to advise on the development of a conceptual framework and methods to measure intercultural dialogue across all UN programmes; the group will work on a report to be published next year. Andy was also invited to a meeting…

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Funding success for Jenny

Congratulations to Jenny, who has received funding to do research on ‘Curating Dakar as an Art World City’ from a consortium of European Arts Funders, including the Prince Claus Fund, Hivos and the European Cultural Foundation. Jenny’s work will form part of a programme on ‘The Force of Art’ aimed at finding out ‘the ways…

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Funding success for Ros Gill

Congratulations to Ros Gill who is part of a team that have won funding from the Australian Research Council Discovery Project for research on Young hospitality workers and value creation in the service economy. The project will run for three years and will explore how young people’s aesthetic and affective labour is put to work…

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Congratulations Dr Figiel!

Huge congratulations to Joanna Figiel, who passed her PhD subject to minor amendments on Friday! Joanna’s PhD ‘Unpaid work and internships within the cultural and creative sectors: policy, popular culture and resistance’ is the result of many years working as an academic and activist in this area. You can read some of her publications here:…

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Jo talks at APPG on Social Mobility

Dr Jo Littler from CCCI was a speaker at an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting at Portcullis House earlier this week. Organised by the British Science Association, this particular meeting about Diversity and Inclusion in STEM focused on the issue of social mobility. Jo spoke about the uses and abuses of narratives of meritocracy, alongside…

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Narratives of Achievement

Dr Jo Littler from CCCI recently traveled to Stellenbosch in South Africa, after having been invited to participate in the ‘Narratives of Achievement in African and Afroeuropean contexts‘ workshop alongside academics from Zimbabwe, Ghana, South Africa, Germany and Australia, to name but a few of the countries participants in the workshop traveled from. Jo talked…

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