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Dr Roberta Comunian's new edited book Higher Education and the Creative Economy has been published by Routledge

Dr Roberta Comunian's new edited book Higher Education and the Creative Economy has been published by Routledge

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We are delighted to announce the publication of Dr Roberta Comunian's new edited book Higher Education and the Creative Economy, Beyond the campus, co-edited with Abigail Gilmore. The book critically engages with the complex interconnections between higher education, geography, cultural policy and the creative economy.
Dr Roberta Comunian advises on the preservation of historic buildings in Vicenza

Dr Roberta Comunian advises on the preservation of historic buildings in Vicenza

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At the core of the regeneration is an historical building, 'Fabbrica Alta' (Tall Factory) designed in 1861 by the Belgian architect Auguste Vivroux. The research of Dr Roberta Comunian – who looked at the use of cultural and creative industries in other sites of urban regeneration in the UK, such as Newcastle-Gateshead will offer an opportunity to bring an international perspective into the future development.
Atlantropa in the Independent

Atlantropa in the Independent

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Dr Ricarda Vidal, teaching fellow in CMCI at King's, has an article published in the Independent. It is a piece about the utopian project of Atlantropa - creating a eurafrican supercontinent by building dams across the Mediterranean - with a short reflection on the current refugee crisis.
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Rio/London: A Tale of Two (Postcolonial) Cities

Date
26 May 2016
Location
King's College London - Strand, London, Room K.1.28, WC2R 2LS
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Bringing together academics from the UK and Brazil, together with a range of policy makers, community representatives and cultural practitioners, this event will examine issues of society, culture and identity in London and Rio with a particular emphasis on the post-colonial cultures of each city. Comparing and contrasting British and Brazilian contexts, it will explore questions of hybridity and transnationalism, socioeconomic inequality, public space, the relationship between state and community, and emergent tensions and opportunities. Specific themes will include popular and participatory music cultures, literature, sport, fashion, youth cultures, and the enduring significance of the local in the era of globalization.
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