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

City hosts Expert Meeting on “Creative Economy and Sustainable Development” (UNCTAD, Geneva)

Last week, Andy Pratt and Toby Bennett visited the United Nations headquarters at the Palace of Nations in Geneva. Andy organised an Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on the Creative Economy and Sustainable Development. This was a joint event, arranged between CCCI, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), placing City…

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CCCI’s Jenny Mbaye leads a UNESCO workshop on the 2005 Convention in Asmara (Eritrea)

On October 28th and 29th, Dr Jenny Mbaye from City’s CCCI led a national awareness-raising meeting organised by UNESCO Regional Office Nairobi in Asmara (Eritrea). Conceived in the framework of the UNESCO 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression, the workshop aimed at raising awareness among key line ministries,…

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Workshop on Cultural Economy: Twenty Years After

  The Workshop on Cultural Economy: 20 Years After City, University of London (ELG01) Friday January 10th 2020 Toby Bennett is organising a symposium at City, and accompanying blog series with the Journal of Cultural Economy, to mark twenty years since the first “Workshop on Cultural Economy” at the Open University. You can find the Call…

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New member of CCI team: welcome Toby

CCI is happy to welcome Toby Bennett as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working with Andy Pratt and Jenny M’Baye on the EU project H2020 project on cultural production chains in Europe. The project ends in 2023. Toby brings a wealth of experience, his research concerns issues of work, organisation, policy and knowledge in relation to cultural…

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CCCI at CoDes – Formative Congress in Sustainable Development

On October 1st to 5th, Jenny Mbaye (CCCI) was invited to participate to the third edition of the Formative Congress in Sustainable Development (CoDes) ( dedicated to the African continent. Co-organised by Nanou Ki and Wiriko (, CoDes is a youth initiative which  offers an alternative and innovative educational format to explore the realities and…

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CICERONE goes live on line

Whilst the H2020 project ‘Cicerone’ has been going since the start of the year we have finally developed an externally facing web site which is the main channel of communication of this project. On the site you will find out more about the project, its aims and objectives; also the partners and all the researchers;…

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Sustainable Urban Regeneration and the Future of the City

The Local Government Officials Development Institute (LOGODI) in South Korea runs various urban policy training programmes. As part of national policy initiatives programmes, on 1stOctober, Robin Kim gave a special lecture at City, University of London to 15 senior policymakers on sustainable urban regeneration and the future of the city. The objective of the visit was…

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