Professor Andy C Pratt
Professor of Culture, Media and Economy
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1595
Culture, Media and Creative Industries
King’s College London
5C Chesham Building,
London, WC2R 2LS
Andy has a BSc (Hons) Geography from Huddersfield University (1981), and a PhD from Exeter University (1989). Andy 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 in local radio and as an academic researcher. He has held academic appointments previously at Coventry University (Planning and Local Economic Development), Staffordshire University (Geography), University College London (Bartlett School of Planning), London School of Economics (Geography, and Urban Research Centre) 1998-2009. He joined King's in 2009.
social milieu of cultural activity
urban cultural clusters
cultural and creative industries policy
Pratt, A. C. (2013). "“…the point is to change it”: Critical realism and human geography." Dialogues in Human Geography 3(1): 24-28. doi: 10.1177/2043820613485048.
Pratt, A. C. (2013). The Cultural and Creative Industries: new engines for the city? Pp 36-42 in Culture: City. Edited for the Akademie der Kunst by W. Wang. Berlin, Las Muller Publishers.
ABC of the cultural industries (2013) - (in Spanish)
Pratt, A. C. (2012). "The cultural and creative industries: organisational and spatial challenges to their governance." Die Erde 143(4): 317-334
Pratt, A C. (2012). "A world turned upside down: the creative economy, cities and the new austerity." Pp. 13-19 in Smart, Creative, Sustainable, Inclusive: Territorial Development Strategies in the Age of Austerity edited by A. Beauclair and E. Mitchell. Brighton: Regional Studies Association.
Pratt, A. C., P Borrione, M Lavanga, and M D’Ovidio. (2012). "International Change and technological evolution in the Fashion Industry." Pp. 359-376 in Essays and Research: International Biennial of Culture and Environmental Heritage, edited by M. Agnoletti, A. Carandini, and W. Santagata. Firenze: Badecchi and Vivaldi.
Pratt, Andy C. (2012). "Factory, Studio, Loft: there goes the neighbourhood?" Pp. 25-31 in City as loft: Adaptive reuse as a resource for sustainable development, edited by M. Baum and K. Christiaanse. Zurich: gta Verlag.
Hesmondhalgh, D and Pratt, A.C (2011). Cultural Industries and Cultural Policy. Creative Industries: Critical Readings. B. Moeran and A. Alacovska. London, Berg. 1: Concepts.
[reprint of Hesmondhalgh, D. and A. C. Pratt (2005). "Cultural industries and cultural policy." International Journal of Cultural Policy 11(1): 1-14. ISSN 1028-6632 DOI: 10.1080/10286630500067598]
Pratt, A. C. (2011). 'Microclustering of the media industries in London' pp 120-135 in R. G. Picard & C. Karlsson (Eds), Media Clusters., Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Pratt, A. C. (2011), An economic geography of the cultural industries. pp323-338 in The Sage Compendium of Economic Geography. A Leyshon, L. McDowell & R. Lee (Eds). London, Sage.
Pratt, A. C. (2011). The cultural economy: a call for spatialized 'production of culture' perspectives. Creative Industries: Critical Readings. B. Moeran and A. Alacovska. London, Berg. ISBN 9781847887788
[reprint of Pratt, A. C. (2004). "The cultural economy: a call for spatialized 'production of culture' perspectives". International Journal of Cultural Studies 7(1): 117-128. ISSN 1367-8779 doi:10.1177/1367877904040609].
Pratt, A. C. (2011). "The cultural contradictions of the creative city." City, Culture and Society 2(3): 123-130. ISSN 1877-9166 doi:10.1016/j.ccs.2011.08.002
Pratt, A. C. (2011). The cultural economy and the global city. pp265-274 in International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities. P. Taylor, B. Derudder, M. Hoyler and F. Witlox (Eds.). Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.
Dean, C., C. Donnellan, et al. (2010) ‘Tate Modern: Pushing the limits of regeneration’ City, Culture and Society 1(2): 79-87. ISSN 1877-9166 doi:10.1016/j.ccs.2010.08.003
Pratt, A. C. (2010) ‘Creative cities: Tensions within and between social, cultural and economic development. A critical reading of the UK experience’. City, Culture and Society1(1):13-20. ISSN 1877-9166 doi:10.1016/j.ccs.2010.04.001
Pratt, A. C. (2010).La cultura e le politiche basate sulle industrie creative : connettere produzione e consumo. Nuovi scenari per l?attrattività delle città e dei territori: dibattiti, progetti e strategie in contesti metropolitani mondiali P. Ignallina. Milano, Francoangeli: 67-74.ISBN 9788846486707
Oakley, K. and A. C. Pratt (2010). Brick Lane: community-driven innovation. pp28-39 in Local Knowledge: Case studies of four innovative places. NESTA. London, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. ISBN 978-1-84875-054-8
Pratt, A. C. (2010). "Review essay: Simon Frith, Sound effects: youth, leisure and the politics of rock‘n’roll." International Journal of Cultural Policy 16(1): 66-67. ISSN 1028-6632
Li, L. and A. C. Pratt (2010). Europe developing its cultural industry on the basis of originality and innovation and its knowledge transference to China. pp351-367 in Blue Book on Culture in Shenzhen, 2010. Shenzhen.
Pratt, A. C. (2010). Andrew Sayer. pp352-358 in Key thinkers on space and place. P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine (Eds.). London, Sage: 352-358. ISBN 9781849201025
Link to all of Andy's publications and citations via Google Scholar
Link to Andy's personal web site with download papers and all publications.
Andy Pratt's current research interests concern all aspects of the cultural economy: from ideas through production, distribution, consumption and reflection/knowledge. He is interested in questions of policy, work, regulation and organisation. He researches these in the context of urbanisation, internationalisation and trans-localism.
In September 2011 he received a £5 million AHRC project award.
Andy Pratt teaches the optional module "The Creative City" on the MA CCI programme and is Programme Director for MA/ MSc Creative Cities.
He is also a visiting Professor on the MA Cultural Projects for Development and the MA World Heritage at Work run by the ILO, UNESCO and the University of Turin.
Expertise and Public Engagement
Current PhD Students
Aaron van Klyton: The Social Life of (world music) Musicians
Completed PhD Students
Tarek Virani (2012) In what ways can we understand the role of musical knowledge within locally bounded music scenes?
Jenny M’Baye (2011) Reconsidering Cultural Entrepreneurship: Hip Hop Music Economy and Social Change in Senegal, Francophone West Africa
Sabine Uffer (2011) The uneven development of Berlin's housing provision
Jonathan Gander (2011): The organisation of popular culture production systems: a case study of music production processes in the UK
(June) Chi-Jung Chu (2010): The changing role of the state in museum provision: a comparative analysis of Britain and Taiwan
Nick Wilson (2007) Labour markets and the early music sector
Susan Moore (2005) New urbanism – a critical analysis: A case study of Toronto
Jangwook Seo (2004) Urbanisation and balanced regional economic development in South Korea (MPhil)
Olga Becker (2003) Recent settlement in Brazilian Amazonia: labour mobility and environmental degradation
Christian Parenti (2001) The social dimensions of San Francisco’s growth machine: a case study of the matrix programme
Ioannis Chorianopolous (2000) Urban governance and territorial competition in Europe: an analysis of North South diversity in policy networks
Simon Leonard (1999) Geographies of labour market regulation: industrial training in Government training centres and skill centres in Britain and London 1917-93
Cheng-Chong Wu (1998) The concept of urban sustainability: co-ordinating everyday life and institutional structures in London
Judith Cherni (1997) The contradictions of economic growth: environmental pollution, ill health and economic development in Houston, Texas
Helen Jarvis (1997) Negotiating gender divisions of labour: the role of household strategies in explaining residential mobility in Britain
Yu-Fang Shen (1995) Industrial development in Shanghai municipality 1978-1994
Andy Pratt has advised UNESCO and UNCTAD on policy, as well as many national and urban governments. Andy has worked, amongst others, as a consultant or advisor for the London Development Agency, South East Development Agency, the Arts Council, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Department of Trade and Industry, NESTA. Outside the UK: Hong Kong SAR, Barcelona, Catalunya, Bilbao; the EU, UNESCO, and UNCTAD.