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

Intercultural dialogue and world peace

Andy Pratt has been involved in advising a team at UNESCO and the Institute for Economics and Peace on a project initiated by the UN Security Council. There is a general appreciation that cultural dialogue can help to secure peaceful social relations, especially in post-conflict situations. There has been work done on methods and techniques…

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Creative economy and recovery from COVID-19

Andy Pratt has contributed a blog to the AHRC Policy and Evidence Centre blog on ideas for reforms of the cultural labour market – the gig economy, or, precarious working. It suggests ways that we can use this moment as a step change to reform dysfunctional and socially damaging work conditions; as well as helping…

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Racism and COVID-19

In June, Diana Yeh organised a webinar Racism and COVID-19 to examine the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on racialised minorities. In Europe and the US, this is starkly evident in the staggeringly higher proportion of rates of infection and deaths (in the UK, over 90% of doctors), of households losing jobs and income and…

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