Dr Cecilia Dinardi

Informal Creative Cities? Connecting Urban Cultural Policy with Grassroots Interventions in Latin America

Funding period: 8 August 2013 – 7 October 2016
Type of funding: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Cecilia Dinardi is based at the Department for Cultural and Creative Industries, City University London. She is a cultural sociologist interested in cultural policies, heritage, cities, urban regeneration and qualitative methodologies. Her research focuses on urban governance, cultural policies and creative cities in the Global South, exploring ways of connecting the formal domain of cultural policy making with the informal world of ordinary practices in the cultural sector. Focusing on both policy and grassroots cultural interventions in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, her research programme addresses existing limitations in the literature on creative cities by exploring alternative ways of understanding culture and creativity in contexts of urban segregation, social inequality, poor-quality public spaces and growing informal settlements.

Cecilia has now taken up a position as a Lecturer in Social Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London.