Creativity, Knowledge, Cities explores the contradictions at the heart of relationships between universities and the creative sector.

Held at Watershed, the Southwest’s leading film and digital media centre, the conference provides an opportunity to engage in critical dialogue with leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners while experiencing one of Bristol’s vibrant cultural scenes.

Creativity, Knowledge, Cities is organised by the Creative Economy Unit, part of the Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE Bristol


Meet the team

The local organising committee at UWE Bristol:

Jon Dovey, Professor of Screen Media, Arts, Creative Industries, and Education 
Glenn Parry, Professor in Strategy and Operations Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Andrew Spicer, Professor of Cultural Production, Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
Don Webber, Professor of Applied Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Simon Moreton, Impact Research Fellow, Digital Cultures Research Centre
Nicole Foster, Creative Economy Research Fellow, Digital Cultures Research Centre

For any communication regarding this conference please use CreativeEconomies2018@gmail.com

The Creative Economy Unit is a multi-disciplinary research team exploring the broad field of contemporary creative work. Drawn from backgrounds in art and design, economics, geography, media studies, organisational studies, and urban planning, the group researches:
– creative clusters, networks and resilient cultural ecologies
– value creation in creative production across organisations, networks and geographies
– alternative models for learning and working through creative practice
– culture-led development and creative placemaking
– the relationship between universities and the creative sector

The group builds on a range of recent work including The Creative Hubs report, commissioned by the British Council, Go West!, an exploration of Bristol’s Film and Television Industries, and larger projects such as Bristol and Bath by Design, and REACT.


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