PhD Seminar by Roberta Comunian – Complex creative and cultural ecologies: rethinking the creative city

The presentation brings together reflections on the idea of the creative city (and its development and ecologies) developed by Dr Roberta Comunian in the last ten years. It considers how cities can facilitate creative development but also the limits of top-down interventions. It reflects on how economic crisis, changes in the economy or Covid-19 might affect the pathways of city development and how the creative economy evolves and responds to these changes but needs to remain inclusive and open to facilitate future developments.


Reader in Creative Economy, Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College London

Dr Roberta Comunian is interested in cultural policy, cultural and creative work and creative higher education. She has published extensively on the role of creative and cultural industries in local development. She has coordinated two AHRC international research networks and is currently involved in the Horizon 2020 (H2020) EU funded project, DISCE: Developing inclusive and sustainable creative economies.

Join this seminar on Zoom
URL: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83775482251
Meeting ID: 837 7548 2251
Passcode: 279640

  • All PolyU PhD students are welcome.
  • This seminar, hosted on Zoom Meeting, allows only authenticated users (i.e. Zoom logged-in users).
  • Event registration is required (click HERE). Registrants will receive a reading list prior to this seminar.