Creative Economy and Cultures of Production

Future Festivals South Africa

Dr Roberta Comunian and Dr Jonathan Gross We are leading on a one-year project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Future Festivals South Africa: Possibilities for the Age of Covid-19 is an international collaborative project developed in collaboration with Prof Jen Snowball, Delon Tarendaal and Fiona Drummond at Rhodes University (South Africa). It aims… Continue reading Future Festivals South Africa

Supporting the cultural industries using venture capital: a policy experiment from South Korea

Dr Hye-Kyung Lee On 24 March 2021, I gave a talk “Supporting the cultural industries using venture capital: a policy experiment from South Korea” in the CMCI staff seminar.  The talk was based on the findings of my fieldwork in Seoul in 2019, and my paper with the same title is currently being reviewed by a journal. The… Continue reading Supporting the cultural industries using venture capital: a policy experiment from South Korea

Exploring multiple nightlife

Jiawei Zhao  The question “what is the night?” was common for asking the time in early Modern England; it is now worth questioning again to understand how people perceive the night and their nightlife when we witness more people spend their night differently.  By definition, the night is the period from sunset to sunrise when it is dark outside and… Continue reading Exploring multiple nightlife

Fan Studies Research Seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Erika Ningxin Wang I was invited as a guest speaker at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), the Chinese campus of the University of Liverpool, to give a talk entitled “Resistance or Negotiation? The Relationship between Chinese Fan Culture and the Mainstream Power Discourse”. On Friday, 2nd April 2021, Professor Marco Pellitteri chaired the seminar in School… Continue reading Fan Studies Research Seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

What does it mean to be sustainable?

Lindsay Parker When asked what my PhD topis is, my usual response is “fashion and sustainability”. These are terms that are recognisable and used frequently however, their precise definitions (particularly when used within an academic context) are complex and contested. Part of my research is concerned with how different people give meaning to these terms… Continue reading What does it mean to be sustainable?

Care Manifesto

Manfredi de Bernard and Takao Terui The Care Manifesto stresses the need for and elaborates on an alternative to the neoliberal principles that regulate both our personal and shared existence. Informed by feminist, antiracist and eco-socialist theories, the authors argue for a radical change in the current understandings of human life, individualist and productivity. They… Continue reading Care Manifesto

Creative Economy Research Frontiers Seminar Series – Creative Work and Gender: Barriers and Activism

Dr Tamsyn Dent & Dr Kate McMillan Dr Tamsyn Dent and Dr Kate McMillan both presented research as part of the Creative Economy Research Frontiers Seminar Series, organised and hosted by CMCI and DISCE.EU in partnership with the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC), Nesta. The event, Creative Work and Gender: Barriers and Activism… Continue reading Creative Economy Research Frontiers Seminar Series – Creative Work and Gender: Barriers and Activism

Creative and cultural work without filters: Covid-19 and exposed precarity in the creative economy

Dr Roberta Comunian and Dr Lauren England  In the first of our DISCE Webinars Dr Roberta Comunian, DISCE researcher, presented some of her work (with colleague Dr Lauren England at King’s College London) on the impact of Covid-19 on creative and cultural workers. The review article “Creative and cultural work without filters: Covid-19 and exposed precarity… Continue reading Creative and cultural work without filters: Covid-19 and exposed precarity in the creative economy

“Social Enterprises, Social Innovation and the Creative Economy” – Special issue of the Social Enterprise Journal

Dr Roberta Comunian and Denderah Rickmers The creative economy is dead – long live the creative-social economies CMCI staff are involved in the launch of a new special issue of the Social Enterprise Journal on the creative-social economies. Dr Roberta Comunian and PhD Denderah Rickermers have curated the special issue and written the editorial (with… Continue reading “Social Enterprises, Social Innovation and the Creative Economy” – Special issue of the Social Enterprise Journal

Creative Higher Education and the impact of Covid-19

Dr Roberta Comunian, Dr Tamsyn Dent and Dr Lauren England Dr Roberta Comunian, Dr Tamsyn Dent and Dr Lauren England have launched this week a new website and research project – in collaboration with the H2020 funded project DISCE (Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies). The project entitled ‘Creative Higher Education and the impact of… Continue reading Creative Higher Education and the impact of Covid-19

Practising Hope in the Netherlands

Dr Jonathan Gross Just three days after the UK left the European Union I travelled to Nijmegen in the eastern Netherlands. I was there to visit the HAN University of Applied Sciences, which holds an annual International Week. This is the opportunity for students to attend workshops offered by academics from across Europe and beyond. I… Continue reading Practising Hope in the Netherlands

Industry and Academia Meet in Edinburgh to Discuss AI-Driven Creativity

Nina Vindum Rasmussen The hype is real: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is truly having a moment. The broad term refers to devices designed to act intelligently by mimicking the cognitive functions of the human brain. Advances in AI are disrupting major industries, including the creative sector. News headlines chronicle how AI and machine learning are aiding… Continue reading Industry and Academia Meet in Edinburgh to Discuss AI-Driven Creativity

Understanding And Supporting Creative Economies In Africa Conference

Sana Kim and Manfredi De Bernard On the 14thof November CMCI department hosted Understanding and Supporting Creative Economies In Africa, a one day international conference, which served as a closing event of the AHRC funded research network Understanding And Supporting Creative Economies In Africa: Education, Networks And Policyled by Dr Roberta Comunian (King’s College London)… Continue reading Understanding And Supporting Creative Economies In Africa Conference

Reconceptualising the Public-Private Partnership in Cultural Policy: The Insights from the Historical Research of UK Film Policy

Takao Terui To fully understand the culture, media and creative industries, the public policy for them is a fundamentally essential issue. That’s why I have been exploring cultural policy as my doctoral research theme. I began to be particularly intrigued by the practices and history of UK cultural policy since I moved to Coventry and… Continue reading Reconceptualising the Public-Private Partnership in Cultural Policy: The Insights from the Historical Research of UK Film Policy

Creative emerging economies: Fieldwork in Lagos 

Dr Roberta Comunian and Lauren England In April 2019 we undertook an intensive week of fieldwork in Lagos (Nigeria) as part of an AHRC funded research network “Understanding and Supporting Creative Economies in Africa: Education, Networks And Policy”. ​In line with the Highlight Notice and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to… Continue reading Creative emerging economies: Fieldwork in Lagos 

Immersive Promotional Media

Dr Stephanie Janes I’m coming to the end of the first year of my British Academy Postdoctoral Research project on Immersive Promotional Media (IPM). This is a 3-year project which will use interviews, focus group and analysis of immersive marketing campaigns to paint a clearer picture of what immersive promotional media is, how it is… Continue reading Immersive Promotional Media

Live Cinema Summit 2018

Live Cinema UK is the UK’s only organisation focused on bringing artists, exhibitors, distributors and producers closer together to create experiential cinema events. Based in West Yorkshire, Live Cinema UK curates innovative programmes and new art works inspired by the moving image, advising and partnering with cultural promoters regionally (Leeds International Film Festival, Screen Yorkshire,… Continue reading Live Cinema Summit 2018