Events > RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019: Creative Economies in Africa

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019: Creative Economies in Africa

28th August 2019

30th August 2019

Royal Geographical Society, London

The three-day RGS-IBG Annual International Conference attracts over 1,800 geographers from around the world. The chair’s theme for 2019 is Geographies of trouble / geographies of hope, and has been selected by the chair of conference, Professor Hester Parr (University of Glasgow, UK), in conversation with the Society’s Research Groups and the Research and Higher Education Committee.

Visiting Arts have been invited to contribute to the session on ‘Creative Economies in Africa: new research and policy perspectives: The role of co-working and business development in the creative economy in Africa’.

Session organisers: Roberta Comunian (King’s College London, UK); Brian Hracs (University of Southampton; UK)
Session chairs: Jen Snowball (Rhodes University; South Africa)

Paper titles; with authors and presenters:

Ahead of Policy? Co-working Hubs for Creative Industries in East African cities – Ayeta Anne Wangusa (University of Leicester, UK) (presenter)

Co-working in Nigeria: business as usual? – Damilola Adegoke (King’s College London, UK) (presenter); Roberta Comunian (King’s College London, UK)

Finance for CCIs in Africa – Yemisi Mokuolo (Hatch Africa) (presenter); Victoria Kay (Hatch Africa)

Supporting CCIs in Africa: Culture Works Connections – Yvette V. Jones (Visiting Arts) (presenter)

Discussant – Brian Hracs (University of Southampton, UK)

The conference programme for AC2019 will be announced in May 2019 after the call for sessions, papers and posters has closed and contributions have been reviewed and accepted. Information about programmes for past conferences can be found here.

Pre-conference events will take place on Tuesday 27 August 2019 – more information will be announced shortly.