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

Constructing an understanding of the viability and value of creative industry provision for social prescribing

A research collaboration between Creative Wick and Dr Maria Turri, Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute for Population Health with Dr Francesca Cornaglia, School of Economics and Finance at QMUL will consider the viability and value of creative industry provision in east London for social prescribing with support from Network Centre. Background There is increased recognition […]

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Creativeworks London (CWL): Enhancing the Sustainability and Innovation Capacity of Creative-Economy Businesses

The origins of QMUL Network Centre were referrenced in a case study report submitted by Professor Morag Shiach for the School of English and Drama in the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment 2021 (REF21). Prof. Shiach explains that Network was built from Creativeworks London (CWL), an AHRC-funded Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy that […]

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Creative Places

Network hosted a workshop in Paris on 14 June 2022, as part of its commitment to Creative Places, a research project it partners with LabEx ICCA to deliver for Hackney Wick. “Laboratoires d’Excellence” are research projects supported by the French National Research Agency under the “Future Investments” programme, and the “Industries Culturelles & Création Artistique” (ICCA) […]

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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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