CCCI@City

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

Andy in Shanghai

In October 21-23, following on from his trip to South Korea Andy visited Shanghai. He spoke at a high-level workshop convened to discuss the Cultural Economy Report due to be published in November. The workshop was called: Cultural Economy, Sustainable Development and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. A workshop hosted by UNESCO, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Monash…

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Marisol’s new edited book: Critique, Social Media and the Information Society

In October 2013 Routledge published the book Critique, Social Media and the Information Society, edited by Christian Fuchs and Marisol Sandoval. The book critically looks at social media and the information society from the perspective of capitalist crises, work, consumerism, participation, sustainability and ethics. It includes contributions from Andrew Feenberg Graham Murdock, Catherine McKercher, Mark Andrejevic,…

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Andy in Seoul

On October 16-17th Andy travelled to Seoul, South Korean at the invitation of Korean National Commission for UNESCO. He gave a keynote paper on : ‘Promoting sustainable development through culture:current status, challenges and prospect’, to a meeting of the International Forum on Culture and Development, Seoul, South Korea, Korean National Commission for UNESCO. A paper will be…

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Berlin, creative economy

Andy was in Berlin on October 10th-11th : 2nd European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy, Berlin This was an academic symposium on aspects of the cultural economy invites came from across Europe, and we were treated to a tour of some of the interesting aspects of Berlin’s cultural economy. The event was held in a…

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Dave O’Brien’s new book

O’Brien, D. (2013) Cultural Policy: Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries London: Routledge http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415817592/ Contemporary society is complex; governed and administered by a range of contradictory policies, practices and techniques. Nowhere are these contradictions more keenly felt than in cultural policy. This book uses insights from a range of disciplines to aid the reader in understanding…

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Welcome to our new PhD students

We have a number of new students joining us here at CCI this year, with a diverse range of topics. Its an exciting time for them to be part of the department. So hello to them all and, of course, welcome back to our existing PhDs. Our 7 new students are: Z. Feyza Akinerdem researching…

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The spectre of the creative industries: Andy gives paper at seminar in Leeds

On September 13th Andy presented a paper entitled : ‘The spectre of the creative industries’ , Cultural Policy Under New Labour AHRC seminar, Leeds University, The theme of this provocation is the strategic absences and presences of scale in creative industries policy marking in the period of New Labour administration. These tensions were underpinned by a poorly articulated…

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Let’s face the music and dance: Andy gives keynote in Sheffield

Andy gave a keynote paper on September 9th-10th: ‘Let’s face the music and dance’. Austerity and the cultural economy., The Arts Economy conference, International Sociological Association, Sociology of the Arts RC37, Sheffield University Andy’s paper drew upon a an earlier one published here:  A world turned upside down: the creative economy, cities and the new austerity The conference dinner…

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Welcome Cecilia, new post-doc researcher in CCI

Dr Cecilia Dinardi is one of the four winners of the international competition organised by the Urban Studies Foundation. She won a prestigious three-year fellowship to undertake postdoctoral research about cultural policies, urban informality and creative cities in Latin America. Working under the supervision of Prof. Andy Pratt, Cecilia will explore ways of connecting the formal…

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Creative Cities and the recession

Andy has a new publication. Written with Tom Hutton from UBC, Canada it analyses the relationship between the recession on the cultural economy. Andy and Tom, and Mike Indergaard also co-edited the whole of the Special issue of the journal Cities. This special issue grew out of comments generated by Andy’s 2009 paper “,The creative and…

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