research, staff

Playing Queer and Queering Play – Effervescence and Transformation in Gaming Culture

Dr Gaspard Pelurson  “Queerness? What queerness? This is a question that often comes up when I casually mention my interest in queer game studies. Game studies is slowly, but surely, gaining ground in academia. There have been books, articles, conferences and conversations published over the last three decades, tackling diverse and understudied aspects of this… Continue reading Playing Queer and Queering Play – Effervescence and Transformation in Gaming Culture

articles

Richard Howells: Arise, Sir Arnold?

Richard Howells, CMCI's Emeritus Professor of Cultural Sociology, has an article published in the New York-based literary magazine the New Criterion. It's about a feud between Virginia Woolf and the (at the time) much more famous English author, editor, playwright, and critic Arnold Bennett. Howells traces the development of the falling-out, which he argues was much… Continue reading Richard Howells: Arise, Sir Arnold?

research, Research Videos, staff

The Experiential Translation Network

led by Ricarda Vidal (King’s College London) and Madeleine Campbell (University of Edinburgh) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council https://youtu.be/4xNDBcYl3CE The video was produced by Fabian Broeker with financial support from the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London. The Network comprises international translators, artists and scholars with a… Continue reading The Experiential Translation Network

research, Research Videos, staff

See the “Intertwined: Fashion, Textile and Heritage in Nigeria” exhibition online

This exhibition was a collaborative creative project by photographer and King’s MA Arts & Cultural Management student, Bayo Omoboriowo, and King’s College London researchers: Dr Roberta Comunian and Dr Lauren England (Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries) and Dr Eka Ikpe (African Leadership Centre). In 2019, the researchers were awarded a King’s Together Seed… Continue reading See the “Intertwined: Fashion, Textile and Heritage in Nigeria” exhibition online

Alumni, Digital Culture, MA Arts and Cultural Management

From Humanities to Advertising: An interview with Francesco Mastroviti

This week's interview is with CMCI Alumni Francesco Mastroviti, the Global Brand lead for Alfa Romeo at Starcom. In this interview, he discusses his current job role, the challenges he has faced during his career and how his education and his time at King’s College London have supported his success. by Kirsty Warner Francesco Mastroviti… Continue reading From Humanities to Advertising: An interview with Francesco Mastroviti

Alumni, Digital Culture, MA Arts and Cultural Management

A Reflection by Matthew Dorabiala

by Kirsty Warner This week's reflection is by CMCI Alumni Matthew Dorabiala, the Founder at Salonexit and Head Conservator and Stock Manager at Pax Romana Gallery and Auction. In this piece he discusses his career journey, discusses the concept behind Salonexit, and the challenges of establishing your own company. Matthew Dorabiala is an artist and… Continue reading A Reflection by Matthew Dorabiala

Emerging Voices

CMCI Emerging Voices: Meet the Panellists – Venia Polychronaki

The 29th of June 2022 saw nine emerging voices, from across the UK, present at the CMCI PGR Symposium at King's College London. At the symposium Venia presented her paper 'The second generation of Afro-Greeks: The case of ‘Negros tou Moria’ and his contribution to a new cultural space'. Biography Born in Athens, Greece, I… Continue reading CMCI Emerging Voices: Meet the Panellists – Venia Polychronaki

Alumni, MA Arts and Cultural Management

Project Management & Positive Change: An interview with Rebecca Mirasol Davison Mora

For this week’s Alumni interview, I caught up with Rebecca Mirasol Davison Mora, the Community Manager at arcarta, to find out about her current job, her past academic publications and her career aspirations. Rebecca Mirasol Davison Mora is an expert in project management and cultural policy who engages in establishing positive change in the arts… Continue reading Project Management & Positive Change: An interview with Rebecca Mirasol Davison Mora

Emerging Voices

CMCI Emerging Voices: Meet the Panellists – Dr. Blessing Chapfika

The 29th of June 2022 saw nine emerging voices, from across the UK, present at the CMCI PGR Symposium at King's College London. At the symposium Dr. Chapfika presented his paper 'On the return to humanity: A case for Africanisation'. Biography Dr. Blessing Chapfika is a recent Ph.D. graduate from the University of Hull. In… Continue reading CMCI Emerging Voices: Meet the Panellists – Dr. Blessing Chapfika

Alumni, MA Arts and Cultural Management, outreach, theatre

Theatre & Outreach: An interview with Alejandro Librero

For this week’s Alumni interview, I caught up with Alejandro Librero, the Coordinador de Acción Dramática at the Centro Dramático Nacional (Spain’s National Theatre), to find out about his current job, career path and academic publications, and to discuss the trajectory of the theatre industry. Alejandro Librero is a theatre producer, passionate about outreach and… Continue reading Theatre & Outreach: An interview with Alejandro Librero

Alumni, Arts Festivals, MA Arts and Cultural Management

Rethinking Arts Festivals: An interview with Mitch Tam

by Kirsty Warner This week's interview is with CMCI Alumni Mitch Tam, CoLab Festival Coordinator at Trinity Laban. In this interview, he discusses his current job role, if his expectations matched the reality of his career path and the trajectory of the arts festival industry. Mitch Tam is an expert in festival programming and public… Continue reading Rethinking Arts Festivals: An interview with Mitch Tam

Alumni, MA Cultural and Creative Industries course

Combining business and the arts: An interview with Crystal-Angelee Burrell

by Kirsty Warner Today’s alumni interview is with Crystal-Angelee Burrell. In this interview, she provides an overview of her current role, her career journey, and how she developed the key skills required to succeed. For anyone looking for a career that combines business and the arts, this is an essential read! Crystal-Angelee Burrell is a… Continue reading Combining business and the arts: An interview with Crystal-Angelee Burrell

cultural legislation, Law, MA Cultural and Creative Industries course

Law, Culture and the Colombian audio-visual sector: An interview with Mateo Londoño Rueda

by Kirsty Warner For this week’s Alumni interview, I caught up with Mateo Londoño Rueda, Counsel for Proimágenes Colombia, to find out about his career journey, aspirations and how his time at King’s College London, supported his success. Mateo Londoño Rueda is an expert in law, intellectual property, and cultural legislation. He is actively involved… Continue reading Law, Culture and the Colombian audio-visual sector: An interview with Mateo Londoño Rueda

events, Museum Curation, Representation

Returning the Parthenon Marbles: A Conversation with Baroness Chakrabarti

by Kirsty Warner The question ‘should the UK return colonial artefacts?’ has been a consistent and widely debated topic. However, with large institutions such as the Ethnological Museum, Berlin and the Smithsonian Institution returning objects, there has been a growing pressure for western museums to return colonial objects accessioned to their collections. One of the… Continue reading Returning the Parthenon Marbles: A Conversation with Baroness Chakrabarti

Alumni, MA Cultural and Creative Industries course

Working in the Civil Service: An interview with Emily Penn

by Kirsty Warner For this week’s Alumni interview, I caught up with Emily Penn, the Policy Lead for Data at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), to find out about her career post-MA, and to discuss the skills needed to succeed in this role. Emily Penn is an expert in policy and… Continue reading Working in the Civil Service: An interview with Emily Penn

conferences, Emerging Voices

CMCI Emerging Voices 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS“RETURN”‘To come or go back to a place, person or condition’ The PhD student community at the Department of Culture, Media andCreative Industries (CMCI), in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London (KCL) is pleased to open the call for papers for this year’s PGR Symposium. When: Wednesday, 29th June 2022Where: Strand Campus, King’s College London WC2B 4BG, LondonAbstract submission… Continue reading CMCI Emerging Voices 2022

Alumni, Ph.D. Culture, Media and the Creative Industries

Interview with Dr Camilo Sol Inti Soler Caicedo

by Kirsty Warner In the latest post of the Alumni Blog series, I caught up with Dr Camilo Sol Inti Soler Caicedo, to find out why he chose CMCI's Ph.D. Culture, Media and the Creative Industries course and more about his academic journey, as well as what he is currently working on. Camilo Sol Inti… Continue reading Interview with Dr Camilo Sol Inti Soler Caicedo

Alumni, Ph.D. Culture, Media and the Creative Industries

Interview with Dr Nicole Ferdinand

by Kirsty Warner For the next post in the Alumni Blog series, I caught up with Nicole Ferdinand to find out, among other things, why she chose CMCI's Ph.D. Culture, Media and the Creative Industries course and how it prepared her for her current role. Dr Nicole Ferdinand is an expert in international marketing, festival… Continue reading Interview with Dr Nicole Ferdinand

conferences, Emerging Voices

CREATIVE LABOUR AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

Day Two: Friday 2nd July, 10am-15.15pm (BST)    Panel 1 - Transformations in cultural institutions  10.15-11.15am Chair: Kirsty Warner, King’s College London   Stella Toonen, King’s College London Co-creation in Covid time: Opportunities for change in museums  Abstract: Co-creation has become a prevalent term in the museum sector, but many museums are still hesitant to share power with communities, give away control and work without predetermined outcomes.… Continue reading CREATIVE LABOUR AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

conferences, Emerging Voices

CONSUMPTION, DIGITAL CULTURE AND MEMORY

CMCI Emerging Voices Conference 2021 Programme Rethinking Culture, Media and Creative Industries in the Era of Covid  Day One: Thursday 1st July, 10am-15.15pm (BST)   Keynote speaker: Dr Wing-Fai Leung, King's College London  10.00-10.45 am  Asian Body and the Virus: Decolonisation of Knowledge Production as a Method  Abstract: The global pandemic has changed the academia from e-conference, curtailed and cancelled fieldwork to numerous… Continue reading CONSUMPTION, DIGITAL CULTURE AND MEMORY

Alumni, MA Cultural and Creative Industries course

Interview with Danielle Green

by Kirsty Warner On Wednesday 3rd March, the Arts and Humanities Alumni Panel saw four panelists gather to discuss the growing variety of routes into different creative careers. Danielle Green, the Associate Director of Annual Giving for NYU Stern School of Business was one member of this panel discussion.  Danielle Green is a fundraising and… Continue reading Interview with Danielle Green

articles, students

CMCI Careers Event: Building a Career in a Sector in Transition: Employability, Resilience and the CMCI

On Thursday 1st April, the CMCI Careers Committee hosted their second event of the week, which was orientated around the importance of resilience within the CMCIs, and how to navigate the sector whilst it is in transition. Within the discussion, we were lucky to host three professionals with diverse career histories: Marine Van Schoonbeck, who… Continue reading CMCI Careers Event: Building a Career in a Sector in Transition: Employability, Resilience and the CMCI

Creative Economy & Cultures of Production, Creativity & Cultural Labour, Digital Culture

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

Audiences, Participation & Engagement, Creativity & Cultural Labour

Gigabitesback – CMCI community – sharing resilience

CMCI Gigabites team At a time like this, our first thoughts are for everyone’s health and wellbeing. We are a community of students, staff and alumni drawn from many parts of the world, and our experiences of the current crisis will take many forms depending on our own circumstances and current conditions of ’social distancing’… Continue reading Gigabitesback – CMCI community – sharing resilience

News, Uncategorized

Guardian proclaims Duke Ellington’s America an “impressive book”

Over last weekend, both the Guardian and the Independent published reviews of the newly released paperback edition of Duke Ellington's America (University of Chicago Press) by CMCI's own Dr. Harvey G. Cohen. For a look at the front and back cover of the book, click on the graphic attached to this post. Guardian reviewer John… Continue reading Guardian proclaims Duke Ellington’s America an “impressive book”