Research

Network is a hub for all of Queen Mary University of London’s research in the creative economy and it operates across three interrelated aims:

  1. Actively conducting research and providing dissemination routes through events and publications
  2. Keeping abreast of funding opportunities in order to build consortia and conduct research
  3. Provide small sums of funding for research activities that are external to Network

Research Highlights

Creative hubs and cultural policies: a comparison between Brazil and the United Kingdom

Karina Poli, visiting researcher at Network, and Prof. Morag Shiach have collaborated to produce this comparative analysis of ten creative hubs located in London, Birmingham, and São Paulo. It explores how cultural policies in the UKand Brazil constitute the boundaries between ‘culture’ and ‘innovation’ in distinct ways. Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of ‘field’, ‘habitus’, and ‘capital’ […]

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Creative Places and Social Territories

How do cities and urban environments nourish creativity? Network is collaborator to a European research project that aims to study the role of cultural places and creative networks in generating and sustaining the dynamics of local areas. The project will compare three geographical areas: the North of Paris / Seine-Saint-Denis, East London (Hackney Wick / […]

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Digital Platforms for Craft

Digital platforms for craft was an 20-month project that aimed to map out the use, features and potential of digital platforms in craft sectors in the UK and China. It was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK and supported by the Crafts Council, and was a partnership between researchers at […]

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How does ‘The Match’ add social value?

Network Centre has brokered a small knowledge exchange project between QMUL Reader in Management Practice / Deputy Director of Education, Patrick McGurk, and local Hackney based enterprise, Echo (economyofhours.com) to analyse the social value of its project, The Match. Echo is a network which connects community projects, many of them within the creative industries, and […]

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