May 21st is the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, and to mark the occasion, the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London is hosting a series of online events ‘In Conversation with the CCCI and Friends’.
Based in the heart of London, the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries (CCCI) at City, undertakes world-leading research into many aspects of the international creative economy and advises organisations such as UNESCO and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on matters of cultural policy.
Hosted by Dr Jenny Mbaye and Prof Andy Pratt, ‘In Conversation with the CCCI and Friends’ offers a rare opportunity to meet the CCCI’s wider network of industry leaders and academic professionals who will be sharing their research and experience, and answer questions in a set of armchair style conversations.
Talks will be held from 12 – 1pm, leading to the final event of the series: the ‘CCCI Head to Head Session’. This is a unique format developed by the CCCI through the pandemic to engage its staff and student community around common research interests. For the first time since its inception, the session will be open to the public.
‘In Conversation with the CCCI and Friends’ will take place from 18 – 21 May 2021. All events are open to the CCCI community and the public.
Tuesday 18th May
12 - 1pm: Dr Reiko Yoshida (UNESCO, Programme Specialist)
UN Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, UNESCO 2005 Convention and capacity-building within policy
Wednesday 19th May
12-1pm: Dr Ruba Saleh (ICHEC Brussels Management School)
Cultural Heritage Management, Circular Economy and Entrepreneurship
Thursday 20th May
12-1pm: Ms Aida Esposito (CreativeThinking)
London and its Creative Enterprise Zones
Friday, 21st May
12-1.30pm CCCI Head to Head Session
Prof Rosalind Gill Media do not represent me
Dr Toby Bennett Scientific publishing as a global cultural production network
CCCI Organisation team
Dr Jenny Mbaye is a Senior Lecturer at City, University of London. She does research in cultural policy and governance, creative economy and labour in relation urban creativity, development and transformation in African contexts. Her work focuses on urban popular cultures, entrepreneurship and the music economy in Francophone West Africa. She joined the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries (CCCI) in 2015 and currently is the Programme Director of its MA in Culture, Policy and Management. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the African Centre for Cities (ACC), University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Recipient of the prestigious Ray Pahl Fellowship in Urban Studies (2013).
Professor Andy Pratt is an internationally acclaimed expert on the topic of the cultural industries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has worked as a consultant or advisor for national and urban policy makers, and the EU, UNESCO, UNCTAD, World Bank and WIPO, and the British Council. Andy joined City University as Professor of Cultural Economy in 2013. Andy has had major recent research projects funded by UK research councils. He is currently co-principal investigator for a major grant of £4.5m to develop a Creative Economy Hub in London, and he has a Euro5m H2020 project CICERONE which explores cultural production chains in Europe.
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