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

Creative Economy Anew – building back better

On June 17th, Jenny Mbaye was invited to participate in a panel conversation along Isabelle Durant (Secretary General a.i. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Gilles Bazelaire (Director KIKK Festival Namur; Belgium) organised in partnership with UNCTAD, the UNESCO Liaison Office in Geneva and the Délégation générale Wallonie-Bruxelles in Geneva (Belgium). This…

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The future of heritage

Andy Pratt was on a panel at an event held (virtually) in Sao Paulo last week discussing the approaches to heritage economics. Andy Pratt spoke about” Toward circular governance in the culture and creative economy: learning the lessons from the circular economy and environment” and he was joined by other leaders in the field: Christian Ost (Belgium),…

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In Conversation with the CCCI and Friends: Annual Celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity at City, UoL

From May 18th to May 21st,  the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries (CCCI) at City, University of London celebrated the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (May 21st) with a week-long series of online talks: “In Conversation with CCCI and Friends”. As in the previous year, the annual celebration offered…

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UNESCO: CCI training policy makers

CCCI colleagues Prof. Andy Pratt and Dr Jenny Mbaye have secured  $150,000 from the UNESCO to develop a continuing professional development training module on the Creative Economy for mid-career cultural policy-makers and civil society practitioners in the ASEAN region, on the behalf of the intergovernmental organisation. Organised with the support of the Korean Government, this 8-week-long course will…

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New report on Cities, Culture and Sustainability

Prof. Andy Pratt contributed to a new report published to day. The UNESCO-World Bank position paper “Cities, Culture, Creativity: Leveraging culture and creativity for sustainable urban development and inclusive growth” will be launched during the High-level Event on 21 May 2021 on Culture and Sustainable Development, together with the Office of the President of the General Assembly….

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CCCI Creative Diversity Week discussions and debates

CCCI is happy to once again present a week of activities celebrating Cultural Diversity. UN Cultural diversity Day is 21 May, and it provides us a chance to develop our appreciation and understanding of the challenges, and achievement of, global cultural diversity; as well as the threats. CCCI will be making this occasion with 4…

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Jenny and Diana write about BLM

Jenny Mbaye and Diana Yeh have written a editorial for the Journal City, Culture and Society on Black Lives Matter and the City. #BLM and the city (image courtesy/copyright Dezeem) Keywords BlackLivesMatter Necrocapitalism Woke-washing Cities Culture

Andy publishes a new paper on Creative Hubs

Andy has a new paper published today on Creative Hubs. It is published in City, Culture and Society. Creative hubs: A critical evaluation The aim of this paper is to interrogate the idea of the creative hub. It argues that hubs are more than buildings or containers, they can provide a crucial link between intermediary…

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Andy Pratt contributes to World Bank/UNESCO seminar on Creative CIties

This week, Prof Andy Pratt  was an expert reviewer, and respondent, at a joint seminar held (virtually) in Washington DC by the World Bank and UNESCO. The  subject was a report on Cities, Creativity and Culture that aims to act as a position paper for future cooperation, and policy formation, on this topic. The report…

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CCCI’s Jenny Mbaye at Virtual book launch ‘Forces of Art’

On November 26th, Dr Jenny Mbaye participated in a panel discussion as part of the virtual launch event for the book ‘Forces of Art’ published by Valiz with Prince Klaus Foundation Fund, Hivos and European Cultural Foundation Along Kitty Zijlmans – Chair of the Advisory Committee; Carin Kuoni – Editor in chief; and  Nishant Shah…

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