CCCI@City

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

The state of the arts

Andy gave a keynote at a symposium in Paris (February 2-3) on the implications for cultural policy of digitisation. The Symposium was entitled ‘Towards a new cultural policy for the digital age’ and was organised by ZdHK (Zurich School of Art) and took place at the Gaite Lyrique theatre. Papers from the symposium are being…

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Travels in Italy with Andy Pratt

Andy Pratt visited Milan and Turin to do lectures to cultural industries and cultural policy students at the end of January. Andy returned to deliver his annual inputs to the MA Cultural Projects for Development at the UNESCO/ILO training campus in Turin; then he visited Milan (Biccocca University) where he gave one of his regular…

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CCCI at ‘Africa in 2020 – Art & Activism’ (Royal African Society)

On January 28th, Dr Jenny Mbaye from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries (CCCI) was invited to chair and moderate a panel organised by the Royal African Society (RAS), and entitled ‘Africa in 2020 – Art & Activism’. This Africa in 2020 flagship event of the RAS was delivered in partnership with the…

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Beyond Precarity?

BEYOND PRECARITY? CO-OPERATIVES IN THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES February 27, 2020 5-7pm, followed by drinks reception City, University of London, Tait Building, C304 Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB This roundtable discussion explores the role co-operatives can play in envisioning and shaping the future of cultural work. Bringing together academics and members of cultural co-operatives we will…

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Andy Pratt discusses cultural appropriation on Turkish international news programme

Andy Pratt features in a news package for Turkish Global TV station (TRT world). The news package led by Sedef Ilgic concerned issues of cultural appropriation debate that had arisen aftre the fashion firm Comme des Garcons used models with ‘cornrow’ wigs. The whole package can be viewed here. Andy wrote a piece in ‘The…

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Well done Dr Bonham-Carter!

Congratulations to Dr Charlotte Bonham-Carter who successfully passed her PhD viva on 20th December. Charlotte was supervised by Andy Pratt and Marisol Sandoval; her external examiner was Professor Ben Walmsley, Leeds University, and Diana Yeh was the internal. The thesis was entitled : CONCEPTUALISING CULTURAL GOVERNANCE UNDER NEW LABOUR’S SOCIAL VALUE AGENDA: THE PRACTICES AND…

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The circular economy and culture

Andy Pratt gave a keynote paper at a multidisciplinary symposium at Brussels HEC (December 2019). The meeting was related to the final stages of the H2020 CLIC (Circular modesl leveraging investmnets in cultural heritage adaptive reuse) project; the objective being to make linkages with other projects and knowledges, and with the policy community. Andy gave…

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CCCI at African Crossroads, Mombasa (Kenya)

On November 20th to 23rd, City’s CCCI member, Dr Jenny Mbaye, was invited to participate in the second edition of African Crossroads focused on ‘Sensing the City’ and which was taking place in Mombasa (Kenya). Funded by Hivos, African Crossroads is community of future-oriented African thinkers and doers which meets annually to exchange and critically…

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Arts and culture in the period of social movements in Hong Kong – A critical photo-reportage from MA CPM Alumni

In the past four months, Hong Kong has been shaken up by the ongoing social movements, transforming drastically the life of citizens in every aspect. Political issues aside, it is indeed devastating to witness how the government is not trying to remedy the situation, but goes further to endorse the excessive force and brutality exercised…

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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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