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

MA CPM Alumni Clelia Calabro to win a prize with her Entrepikit

On September 23rd, former MA CPM student Clelia Calabro won the prestigious Singapreneur prize for best business start up idea, along with seed funding. Her Entreprekit is an online course designed to teach young people entrepreneurial skills. While choosing the elective module ‘Digital Product Innovation’ led by Patrick Brindle (Journalism/Publishing), Clelia designed for her final assessment…

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NEF meritocracy podcast

Jo Littler recently appeared as a guest, together with Sam Friedman from the LSE, on the New Economics Foundation’s ‘ Weekly Economics Podcast’ to discuss meritocracy. You can listen to them both talk to each other and presenter Ayeisha Thomas-Smith here

Care collective talks

Together with Catherine Rottenberg, Jamie Hakim, Andreas Chatzidakis and Lynne Segal, Jo Littler is part of the ‘Care Collective’ which is working on an interdisciplinary project to retheorise and revalue care. They have been invited to give a range of talks over the past few months, including in Norway, together with Bev Skeggs, who is…

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Journal office moves to City

The leading international academic journal ‘City, Culture and Society’ has moved its headquarters to City. Andy Pratt was a founding Editor of the Journal more than 10 years ago. The editorial office was previously based on Osaka, Japan reflecting the foundation team and the aim of the journal to establish itself outside the North America/European…

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Global cultural production chains

Andy Pratt, Marianna D’Ovidio and Robert Kloosterman who are running the Horizon 2020 project ‘Cicerone’ cultural production chains organised a special session at the annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society in London this week. The session had two parts, the first consisted of examples of cultural production chains in Fashion, Film, Publishing and Music…

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Manchester education

Jo Littler recently gave a keynote, ‘Critical Research in Critical Times’ at the University of Manchester CEPALs conference on critical approaches to education. A wide range of talks were given on pressing issues throughout the event, including analysis of  public education policy, the reactionary turn to eugenics, neoliberal education and alternatives in HE, generating substantial…

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Matias’s funding success!

Matías A. Muñoz Hernández – PhD candidate in Cultural Policies at City, University of London, and internally funded with a fee waiver – was recently awarded a scholarship of £25,000. The funding source, which is called ´Becas Chile Crea 2019´, is provided by the Chilean Ministry of Culture. See Thesis title: Collaborative Funding Mechanisms for…

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Last cohort of BACCI graduation!

On July 17th, the last cohort of the UK pioneer programme BA in Cultural and Creative Industries (BACCI) graduated in a ceremony at the Barbican Centre. While now suspended, this very international BA programme, part of the Centre for Culture and the Creative industries has effectively trained students in developing knowledge and critical understanding of…

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Organised creativity in Berlin

Andy attended a conference at the Frei Universitat in Berlin this week. It was linked to a large research project managed by Prof Jorg Sydow on the creative industries from the perspectives of economics and management studies. The seminar over two days was a great example of ‘slow academia’ all papers had a discussant and…

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Blue Plaque for Chiang Yee

Diana was invited to speak at ‘The Silent Traveller: Chiang Yee in Britain 1933-55 Symposium’, organised to mark the unveiling of his blue plaque in Oxford. She spoke alongside writers such as Paul French and Frances Wood and academics such as Sarah Cheang, Da Zheng and Anne Witchard, with a paper was entitled ‘Chiang Yee and Shih-I Hsiung:…

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