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Spaces and Networks: Young people’s creativity




Speaker: Professor Néstor García Canclini

The Department of Culture and Creative Industries at City University London, University College London and the Mexican Embassy in London are delighted to invite you to a public lecture by Prof Néstor García Canclini.

How have the territorial and the communicational been interwoven in urban space in the era of the cultural industries and the time of social networks?

In this presentation, Prof García Canclini will offer two perspectives on knowledge and the city: the creative industries and entrepreneurial strategies of artists and young communicators, conducting an anthropology of precariousness and creativity in Latin America.

Please note, the keynote will be delivered in Spanish with detailed powerpoints in English. The discussants’ presentations will be in English.

Dr Néstor García Canclini is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. A leading figure in Cultural Studies who has published over 20 books and 300 articles on culture, globalisation and the urban imagination, Canclini’s current research focuses on the relationship between aesthetics, art, anthropology, creative strategies, and emerging cultural networks. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Essay House Award in recognition of the Americas Popular Capitalistic Cultures, and recently he was awarded Mexico's National Prize on Arts and Sciences. Among his books are Hybrid Cultures (1995, University of Minnesota Press), recipient of the first Ibero-American Book Award for the best book about Latin America, Consumers and Citizens (2001, University of Minnesota Press), and Imagined Globalization and Art Beyond Itself: Anthropology for a Society without a Story Line (2014, Duke University Press).

Discussants: Angela McRobbie (Professor of Communications, Goldsmiths) and Gareth Jones (Professor of Urban Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science).

Contact for further information Dr. Cecilia Dinardi

In association with:

Mexico;  UCL;Mexico

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When & where

6.30pm - 8.00pmTuesday 12th May 2015

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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