CfP: Creativity, Knowledge, Cities Conference, Bristol 2019

CKC 2019: Rethinking, Resisting, and Reimagining the Creative City,
12-13 September, 2019, Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE Bristol 

Proposal Deadline: 29 March, 2019

In July 2018, the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England convened the first Creativity, Knowledge, Cities (CKC) Conference to critically explore the tensions between the creative sector, cities and universities. Scholars are invited to build on these productive debates by submitting proposals for CKC 2019: Rethinking, Resisting, and Reimagining the Creative City.

Using three themes of RethinkingResisting, and Reimagining, and foregrounding the notion of Inclusivity of all forms and at all scales, proposals are welcomed for organised panels, individual paper presentations, roundtables and interactive workshops.

Topics may include:

  • Creative economy and university as policy objects

  • Creative Industry Cluster programmes

  • Co-creation, knowledge production, innovation

  • Creative labour, ownership and justice

  • Creative networks, ecologies, platforms

  • Post/anti-disciplinary research and activism

  • Cultural value, metrics, critical evaluation practices

  • Cultural production, manufacturing and digital fabrication

  • Placemaking, regeneration, gentrification

  • Inequality, mobility, representation, belonging

  • Creative citizenship, commoning, governance

  • Circular economies and sustainable development

  • Urban and university futures

Proposals are invited from international scholars representing diverse backgrounds, research and practice disciplines, including urban studies, cultural studies, cultural policy, arts, geography, sociology, economics, and technology studies.Research representing a diverse mix of global, national and local contexts is of particular interest.


Contact CreativeEconomies2019(at) to discuss alternative methods for submission.


Proposals due: 29 March, 2019

Decisions announced: 26 April, 2019

Participant confirmation required: 17 May, 2019

Early bird registration deadline: 30 June, 2019

Conference: 12-13 September, 2019 


Early bird registration: £175

Regular registration: £250

Concession rate (students, activists, cultural workers): £100

There are limited funds to support Early Career Researchers and PhD students. Please email CreativeEconomies2019(at) for further details.