Forthcoming Event – Goldsmiths Creative Labour Process Group: Concepts and Methods in a Cross-sectoral Frame

Wednesday 13th January 2016, 1.15-5.30 PM
Media Research Building (MRB), Goldsmiths, London

It is possible to envisage a new phase for creative economy research, especially in regard to the focus on working lives. This comes about in the light of long-term decisive neo-liberalisation through arts and cultural worlds, economic austerity, high rates of unemployment and semi-employment in the sector across Europe, and with this the entrenchment of ‘precarite’. This afternoon event allows us to share perspectives for researching creative labour process in a cross-sectoral frame. Of key significance will be the intersection of methodological reflection with conceptual advance. We will open the event with a short paper from Prof Keith Negus (Goldsmiths and CREATe) who has been investigating musicians at work. This will be followed by first panel session which will be focussing on quantitative work currently being undertaken on aspects of creative economy, while the second panel session will provide some close attention to issues around interviews with auteurs, ‘studio visits’ and affect in research. The final plenary talk will be given by Prof. Georgina Born (Oxford, Dept of Music) currently holder of an ERC Grant on digitalisation in music, and will address some issues raised in her 2010 paper for Cultural Sociology.

1.15 – 1.30 pm Welcome

1.30 – 2.00 pm Keith Negus (Goldsmiths /CREATe) Methods for Researching Musicians at Work

2.15 – 3.15 pm Quantitative approaches to the Creative Economy
Nicola Searle (ICCE, Goldsmiths) Trends in IP data – Trademarks, Design Rights and Copyright.
Cath Sleeman (NESTA) Data visualisation at NESTA
Mark Taylor (Sheffield) What do artists think about inequality?

3.30 – 4.15 pm Current issues in qualitative research for Creative Economy
Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths/CREATe ) Auteurs, Artists and Advocacy
Carolina Bandinelli (Goldsmiths/CREATe) The Affect of Research on Cultural Entrepreneurs

4.30 – 5.30pm Keynote/Plenary
Georgina Born (Oxford) For A Theory of Cultural Production

Followed by drinks in the bar. This event is joint sponsored by Goldsmiths and CREATe (AHRC). Places are limited to Goldsmiths, CREATe, and interested others in the field of creative economy research. To book a place email d.strutt@gold.ac.uk or a.mcrobbie@gold.ac.uk.

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