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

Forces of Art – Curating Dakar as an ‘art world city’

Forces of Art: Perspectives from a Changing World is a thought provoking and wide ranging book bound to challenge assumptions and stimulate new ideas about how crucial art and culture are. Bringing forward new understandings of the ways arts and culture shape societies across the world – Forces of Art is a research initiative in…

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Wellness, culture and the city

The topic of wellness is often discussed in terms of individual health and well being; and the current Covid-19 situation has increased our attention to this. In addition, employers are increasingly becoming aware that they share some responsibility for their employees mental health, as well as physical health. Whilst some positive steps have been made,…

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Snack survival

One of the big stories in these Covid-19 times has been the consequences of ‘working from home’. The obvious one is that people do not use city centres, and the businesses that reply on passing trade are hit badly. The ‘poster child’ for this phenomenon has been the sandwich chain ‘Pret A Manger’; but, it…

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Creative Cities in African Contexts

Dr Jenny Mbaye and Prof Andy Pratt have just had a special symposium section of the leading journal International Journal of Urban and Regional Research published. The special issue comprises of five papers which introduce the first critical overview of the phenomenon of creative cities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this symposium is to…

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