CALL FOR PAPERS – Network Working Papers Series

Network Working Papers Series is designed to disseminate the range of research being done by QMUL researchers and also by our partners, on, with, and for, the creative economy. We anticipate that these papers will focus on emerging research findings and on work-in-progress. They will be peer-reviewed and made available via the QMUL Institutional Repository as well […]

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A self-assessment framework for Creative Hubs in Thailand

The Director and the Deputy-Director of Network recently visited Bangkok to undertake work in Partnership with the British Council on the development of a self-assessment framework for Creative Hubs in Thailand. Their aim was to support the desire of Hubs systematically to assess their own strengths, weaknesses, impacts, and opportunities and to do so within […]

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Hubs for Good- A blog post from British Council

Dr Tarek Virani was invited to give a keynote, which specifically looked at the role creative hubs play in creative economy, on 11 March 2019 in Malaysia. Please check the link to read the post from the British Council at: https://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/blog/19/05/21/hubs-good-southeast-asia-creative-hubs-forum/ Photo courtesy of the British Council

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Art spaces and creative clusters in Singapore

Venue: City, University of London Northampton Square Room A130, College Building
Date: 04-06-2019
Time: 17:00

Dr. Tarek Virani will be joining with Dr. Su Fern Hoe (Singapore Management University) and Dr. Jenny Mbaye (City, University of London) for a discussion session on creative clusters/hubs. The session will shed light on the emergence of creative placemaking as an urban cultural policy and the ensuing implications for local arts practice. Please do […]

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Effective Target Market Strategy and Social Media Content Management for a Creative Entrepreneurial Company

SME partnerFrou Frou Days Research TeamDr Nima Heirati (mentor), Cara-Jayne Smithson and Charles John David Kennedy-Markham (UG students) Project DescriptionFrou Frou Days (FFD) offers bespoke decor services for private celebrations (i.e. birthday, anniversary, and wedding) as well as corporate parties and charity events. FFD s is all about spreading the joy of parties to make […]

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Songs for the Prophets

SME PartnerDarren Hayman, Performing and Recording Artist Academic Partner Joad Raymond, Professor of Renaissance Studies, QMUL Project TitleSeventeenth-century prophets and visionaries: exploring the relationship between history, songwriting, and field music Project DescriptionWhat can we learn about history by writing and recording songs about it? What can we learn about the creative process of songwriting by […]

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〔A survey〕Are you working in craft sector?

We have been taking part in an project, Digital Platforms for Craft in the UK and China, funded by AHRC. If you are working in craft sector or related areas, may we invite you to take part in a survey our team is currently running? The survey is available at: https://qmul.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/digital-platforms-for-craft-qmul We appreciate your time […]

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A symposium and a book launch on creative economy

Thanks for lovely people who turned up last Tuesday at Stour Space with us. We had a great afternoon with a bunch of insights on creative economy. Special thanks must also send to our speakers, the British Council and the delegation from Malaysia. The symposium covered three panels. The first one was on a new […]

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Love vs. Trauma. The Frontiers of Healing Childhood Trauma. A Symposium.

This might be of interest to you who joined us on creative intervention on health care in March. Love vs Trauma, a day-long symposium of talks and performances by world-class neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, public health professionals, therapists, creative artists and brave storytellers, all shining a light on childhood trauma. Book you seats here at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-vs-trauma-the-frontiers-of-healing-childhood-trauma-a-symposium-tickets-59754586577

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Creative hubs and urban policy: A symposium on creative work and the city

Venue: Stour Space (postcode: E3 2PA)
Date: 14-05-2019
Time: 13:00

This symposium will include three panels that will investigate this ongoing situation. The first will look at the Creative Enterprise Zone initiative, the second will look to international cases from South East Asia, and the third will look at planning law and its effect on creative hubs in the UK and elsewhere. This event also […]

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We hosted a delegation visit from Egypt and Indonesia

On 20th of March, we welocmed and hosted a delegation from Egypt and Indonesia while they were on a study visit to the UK. Professor Colin Grant, the Vice-Principal (International) of QMUL, officially welcomed the delegation and the British Council who organised the study visit. We shared with the delegation works and projects Network has […]

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