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

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 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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Two research projects ongoing at CCI

Dr Dave O’Brien is involved in two major research projects, funded by the AHRC. One is exploring the role of cultural intermediaries in the creative economy of Birmingham and Manchester, the other is exploring the role of the arts for people with dementia. Both projects are in the middle of some very exciting work at…

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Andy’s new paper on philosophy and space

Andy has a new publication today ““…the point is to change it”: Critical realism and human geography.” Dialogues in Human Geography 3(1): 26-29. DOI: 10.1177/2043820613485048 Andy is an expert on the application of the philosophy of critical realism to social science, in particular economic geography. He has written a number of key papers, and several…

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