Creative Hubs in Question

Place, Space and Work in the Creative Economy

  • Rosalind Gill
  • Andy C.  Pratt
  • Tarek E.  Virani

Part of the Dynamics of Virtual Work book series (DVW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Andy C. Pratt, Tarek E. Virani, Rosalind Gill
    Pages 1-26
  3. Looking Inside the Cluster

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. George Morgan, James Woodriff
      Pages 29-50
    3. Janet Merkel
      Pages 51-68
    4. Tarek E. Virani, Rosalind Gill
      Pages 131-154
    5. Marisol Sandoval, Jo Littler
      Pages 155-168
  4. Looking Outside the Cluster

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 381-397

About this book


Creative hubs have become a cornerstone of economic and cultural policy with only the barest amount of discussion or scrutiny. This volume offers the first interrogation of creative hubs, with ground-breaking critical writing from a combination of established scholars and new voices. Looking across multiple sites trans-nationally, and combining theoretical and empirical reflections, it asks: what are creative hubs, why do they matter, and are they making the world a better place?

Creative Hubs in Question discusses creative hubs in relation to debates about creative cities, co-working spaces and workers' co-operatives. Featuring case studies from Argentina to the Netherlands, and Nigeria to the UK, the contributions address how hubs are situated in relation to projects of equality and social justice, and whether and in what ways they change the experiences of the creatives who work in them. 

Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives including sociology, geography, economics, media and communications, culture and creative industries, critical policy studies, gender studies, race and ethnicity, and urban studies, this collection will be of interest to policy makers, academics, scholars, students and practitioners across these fields. 


Urban regeneration Cultural policy Clusters Co-working spaces Innovation spaces

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosalind Gill
    • 1
  • Andy C.  Pratt
    • 2
  • Tarek E.  Virani
    • 3
  1. 1.City, University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.City, University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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