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

Meritocracy at Goldsmiths

Dr Jo Littler from CCCI recently gave a talk based on her book on meritocracy to around 250 students and staff at Goldsmiths, University of London. The talk was part of a series on neoliberalism organised by the Fine Art/Visual  Cultures departments. It was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube here

Diana screens film and speaks about inequalities in the CCIs

Following the ‘Living with the Lams’ debacle, where it surfaced that CBBC plan a television series about a Chinese family, but written mainly by white writers, a panel event was held at Tara Arts to address the position of British East Asian writers in the British film and television industry. Diana Yeh was invited to…

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Making Time: A collective timeline of Asian diasporic art and activism in the UK

Diana was invited to participate in a workshop, held by AsiaArtActivism to make and mark a collective timeline of Asian disaporic art and activism in the UK, alongside artists, academics, curators and activists. This was particularly timely given her British Academy project, ‘Becoming East and Southeast Asian and the Politics of Belonging’. Diasporic communities from across South…

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Diana Yeh’s research made into a series of short films

Diana Yeh’s research project on racial inequalities in the creative and cultural industries is entitled BEAST: British East Asians on Screen and in Television, and has been funded by the Department of Sociology, City. Through collaboration with the award-winning independent film-maker Rosa Fong, and the actors Jennifer Lim, Siu Hun Li and Colin Ryan, verbatim…

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The LYC Museum as Practice symposium, Manchester Art Gallery

In March, Diana Yeh was invited to speak at the international LYC Museum & Art Gallery and the Museum as Practice symposium held at Manchester Art Gallery alongside a range of art historians, curators and museum directors. The symposium accompanied the exhibition Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition, curated by Hammad Nasar, with Kate Jesson, and reflected a…

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Creative Hubs in Question: new book from Ros and Andy

Ros and Andy are please to announce the publication of their new edited book (along with Tarek Virani) on Creative Hubs. The book arose out of the AHRC research project on creative hubs in London, plus research Andy, Tarek and Janet Merkel did with the British Council on Creative Hubs, and as part of Ros’s…

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Tribute to Debbie Dickinson

Our tribute to Debbie Dickinson can be read here

Debbie Dickinson

We are deeply saddened to announce that we have lost our beloved colleague and friend, Debbie Dickinson, who died at the weekend. Debbie pioneered creative industry teaching at City and was hugely generous and supportive to both students and staff. We will miss her terribly.

CCCI at Goldsmiths’ Music Research Series

On February 26th, Dr Jenny Mbaye from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries (CCCI) was invited to give a talk at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the Music Research Series. Her presentation entitled ‘Cultivating Hip H(P)op Music Borderlands in Research’ focused on relational thinking in theory and practice to explore and…

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Jo does keynote at UCU Cradle to Grave conference

Dr Jo Littler from CCCI gave a keynote at the UCU (University and College Union) national conference held in Manchester last Saturday. The ‘Cradle to Grave’ conference brought together several hundred FE and HE lecturers and activists to discuss issues affecting the educational sector and the idea of a National Education Service (ie an NHS…

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