Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm Speaker: Professor Andy PrattVenue: GC601, Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS
Professor Andy Pratt is an internationally acclaimed expert on the topic of the cultural industries. He 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 held academic appointments at University College London (Bartlett School of Planning) and LSE (Geography, and Urban Research Centre), King’s College, London (Culture, Media and Creative Industries). He joined City University as Professor of Cultural Economy in 2013. He has published over 100 items: books, chapters and articles. Andy specializes the analysis of the cultural industries in the US, Europe and Japan. This research has two strands. The first focuses on the urban spatial clustering of cultural industries; he is particularly interested in the social and economic dynamics of clustering. The second strand concerns the definition and measurement of employment in the cultural, or creative, industries. He has developed definitions of the cultural sector that are used as standard measures by UNCTAD and UNESCO.
Andy will deliver a talk on how the creative and cultural industries are changing and how he envisages the international take up of creative economy policy is working.
This event is being hosted by Dr Tarek Virani, Lecturer in Creative Industries at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London