This page summarises all of the events and activities that Creativeworks London has produced or was involved in. Included are also events and activities that were organised by our collaborators and/or partners.

CWL Events Archive

IOT in the City: Design Biases and Market Creation

Date: June 16, 2015

A half-day conference exploring the barriers to adoption of the Internet of Things in our cities — and how we can overcome them. As IoT becomes more deeply embedded into our cities and personal lives, it raises a significant number of issues. This event brings together some of the most interesting speakers in the field to delve into some of …

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Innovate UK – Information, Showcase & Networking Workshop

Date: June 12, 2015

Creativeworks London would like to invite you to our Innovate UK – Information, Showcase & Networking Workshop co-developed with the Knowledge Transfer Network on Friday 12th June from 2 – 5pm at The Courtauld Institute of Art (New Wing, Somerset House), specifically aimed at our research community. This event will introduce the opportunities provided by Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network …

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Made @ City

Date: June 11, 2015

Made@City is an end of year celebration to showcase and reward the best final year student project work from within the University involving creativity, technology and design. The event will bring together students, staff, and alumni from City, as well as members of the local Tech City community to network and learn more about the innovative new products and technologies …

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How to get published

Date: June 10, 2015

City University’s creative programmes have a strong tradition of helping writers achieve this goal. With Diana Beaumont (the Agency Group), Katherine Armstrong (Faber and Faber), and Rod Reynolds (City alumni, soon to be published by Faber). Come along to this open panel discussion and hear from agents and published authors about their experiences. Click here to register for this event.

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King’s Cultural Challenge 2015 Final

Date: June 3, 2015

Culture at King’s is hosting an evening of student creativity and innovation. The King’s Cultural Challenge 2015 final, hosted by Zeb Soanes, is a chance to meet the next generation of cultural leaders and hear their exciting ideas for the sector’s development. Following the success of our recent ‘cultural hackathon’, and a record number of applications, 12 students from across …

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Meet-ups for small businesses

Enterprise Nation @ Somerset House Join small business community Enterprise Nation for a morning of coffee and conversation. Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people in the UK turn their good ideas into great businesses. Our fortnightly meet-ups are a fun and friendly way to chat with other people starting or growing a business. We meet in the Enterprise Nation space …

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Digital Catapult Pit Stop (1st & 2nd June 2015)

Date: June 1, 2015 – June 2, 2015

The Pit Stop is an intense 2-day open innovation activity combining startups, larger corporates, university researchers and experts to solve problems, do business, initiate new collaborations and address some of the deeper issues. What to expect These Pit Stops are carefully designed to give you in depth advice and valuable interaction through 1:1 sessions with high calibre experts and partners, …

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Conference: Visual Urbanism: Locating Place in Time

Date: May 29, 2015

Presentations and panel discussions examine interdisciplinary approaches to investigating urban space How does the temporal dimension influence practices of urban place-making? What happens to our perception of urban space when we look at it both forwards and backwards in time? How can time-based media be used to challenge linear notions of time? Following the success of two previous events, researchers …

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EBN TechCamp (28th – 29th May 2015)

Date: May 28, 2015 – May 29, 2015

EBN TechCamp Registration is now OPEN! In partnership with BIC Lazio and Bic Italia Net Rome, Italy 28-29 May REGISTER HERE! This year’s EBN TechCamp will deliver workshops on current ‘hot’ topics’ within the innovation industry, by providing participants with technical know-how and methods to improve and enhance incubation and acceleration services for start-ups and SMEs. Emphasis will be given …

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Superpiano: Beyond the Keys

Date: May 27, 2015

Kate Ryder, a pianist renowned for pushing the boundaries of herinstrument, presents a concert of recent works for piano and cutting edge technology. Featuring works for piano and “pnoscan” by Oded Ben Tal and Tim Ewers, a world premiere using wearable technology by Diana Salazar, two new etudes by the American composer Cindy Cox and Tombeau de Messiaen a classic …

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Introducing patents searching

Created with innovators in mind, this workshop looks at the UK’s intellectual property system and the value of protecting your product by patenting, and guides you through the information available on free web databases. The workshop will explain the patenting process, and then explain how to search each of the databases. You will have a chance to practice at the …

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When does Fashion Mean Business?

Date: May 26, 2015

Fashion is a subject that never goes out of style: it consistently makes the headlines and dominates contemporary culture. But how can this power be leveraged beyond ‘just clothes’ and what impact can it have on business in the broadest sense? How can fashion become an agent for change? The newly launched Fashion Business School at London College of Fashion …

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Internet of Things £10M Cities Demonstrator – London Briefing

Date: May 21, 2015

IoT Cities demonstrator The Internet of Things (IoT), where everyday objects are connected to networks enabling their data to be shared, is a major area of growth for the global economy. These technologies underpin ‘smart’ services that have a transformative effect on society, particularly in the urban environment, allowing cities better to meet the needs of citizens. The Department for …

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Learning Technologies Collaboration Nation

Hosted by Innovate UK, Collaboration Nation will be an inspiring event supporting & showcasing the great minds & ideas from winners of our Learning Technologies: Design for Impact programme. Project pitches and guest keynote presentations in the morning session, followed by a networking lunch and exhibition from participating companies in the afternoon. Learn more about the projects here. The event …

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Innovation in Wearable Technologies Speed Networking Event

Date: May 20, 2015

2015 has been touted by many observers as the year in which Wearable tech will really take off as a consumer proposition. But it’s so much more than that already, as was evidenced by the range of partners IC tomorrow worked with on our earlier Wearable technologies innovation contest. Given the significant interest in that contest from a wide range …

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Journalism Innovation Summit

Date: May 15, 2015

Tired of hearing complaints about the challenges facing journalists today? Hosted by City and produced by  PBS MediaShift, this event will be an idea exchange on the way forward, with a focus on innovative content and innovative business models. You’ll hear from innovators at traditional journalism outlets as well as startups looking to disrupt the news. Breakout groups in the …

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Young people and museums: engagement, co-curation and co-production with 14-24 year olds.

Date: May 13, 2015

This event is now fully booked! Young people and museums: engagement, co-curation and co-production with 14-24 year olds. Creativeworks London Research Lab (convened by Alison Blunt, Mariza Dima, Maurice Davies and Alastair Owens) Museums engage with young people in a wide range of ways, including the co-curation of exhibitions, the co-production of creative and interpretative work, and participation on youth …

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Urban Spaces and Networks: Young people’s creativity

Date: May 12, 2015

Speaker: Professor Néstor García Canclini Dr Néstor García Canclini is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. A leading figure in Cultural Studies who has published over 20 books and 300 articles on culture, globalisation and the urban imagination, Canclini’s current research focuses on the relationship between aesthetics, art, anthropology, creative strategies, and emerging cultural networks. …

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Museums: The Artists’ Creation

Part of the series BMW Tate Live: If Tate Modern was Musée de la danse? As the French dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz prepares to transform Tate Modern into Musée de la danse in May, this public event is an opportunity to celebrate and critically investigate the phenomenon of artists creating their own museums. Join us for a panel discussion with practitioners, theorists and …

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Spaces and Networks: Young people’s creativity

Speaker: Professor Néstor García Canclini The Department of Culture and Creative Industries at City University London, University College London and the Mexican Embassy in London are delighted to invite you to a public lecture by Prof Néstor García Canclini. How have the territorial and the communicational been interwoven in urban space in the era of the cultural industries and the time …

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Popular Music Research Forum: Copy / CTRL

Date: May 8, 2015

This symposium addresses the tensions between copying and copyright control, and asks what we mean by originality, creativity and invention. Musicians have always copied from other musicians. Beethoven copied (and modified) passages from Mozart; John Lennon copied (and modified) passages from Chuck Berry. Beethoven didn’t get hit with lawsuits, but Lennon did: even if he participated in a long history …

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London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.