The forthcoming departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union has created a culture of uncertainty related to the future of many creative and cultural organizations and their staff. Such organizations must find ways to forecast and potentially ameliorate the implications of the Brexit for their industries. Workers face potential challenges of reductions in mobility in Europe, even while these business pathways thrive on mobile transnational workforces. This preliminary working session draws together academic researchers and working professionals in creative and cultural organizations and initiatives related to creative work to critically discuss the potentialities offered by contemporary digital data gathering and analyses. Through these discussions, we aim to highlight possibilities for shaping policy and drawing on academic-industry partnerships across sectors to safeguard and strengthen conditions for creative work in a post-Brexit UK.
This is an informal working session sponsored by Critical Methods in Technoculture Seminars (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), the University of Leicester Department of Media and Communication as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, and hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London. Email us if you would like to attend.