Invited Lectures

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2017

‘Death by Streaming or Vinyl Revival? Exploring the Spatial Dynamics and Value-Creating Strategies of Stockholm’s Independent Record Shops.’ Invited lecture for the Special 40th Anniversary of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development (CURDS) external seminar series, Newcastle University, March 23.

2016

‘Performing Aesthetic Labour On Stage and Online: The Case of Independent Musicians in Toronto.’ Invited lecture for the Web Science MSc Programme. University of Southampton. December 12th.

‘Working in the Creative Industries: The Case of indie Musicians.’  Invited lecture for Geographies of Wellbeing, Work and Place, University of Portsmouth, November 24.

‘Physical Retail in the Digital Age: Why are indie record shops still in business?’ Invited lecture for the The Disruptive Innovation Festival (online), November 15. 

‘The Creative Class.’ Invited lecture for the Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, October 27.

‘Spaces of Creativity.’ Invited lecture for Solent Creatives, Solent University, October 19.

‘Working in the Creative Industries: The Case of indie Musicians.’  Invited lecture for Geographies of Wellbeing, Work and Place, University of Portsmouth, March 3.

2015

‘Only the Strategic Survive: Independent Record Shops in the Digital Age.’ Invited lecture for the Geography & Environmental Management Speaker Series, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK, December 1.

‘‘Spotify is killing us!’: Examining the resilience of independent record shops in the digital age.’ Invited lecture for the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture Speaker Series, Erasmus University, Rotterdam,  The Netherlands, November 10.

‘Creative Labour in Canada: The Case of Independent Musicians.’ Invited lecture for the MA in Global Media Management, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, October 26.

‘Standing Out in the Crowd.’ Invited lecture for the Swedish National PhD Course in Economic Geography, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, October 15.

‘Creating and Communicating Value in the Creative Economy.’ Invited lecture for Media, Art and Culture, Kings College London, London, August 10.

‘Creating Creating and Communicating Value in the Contemporary Marketplace for Cultural Products.’ Invited Lecture: School of Geography and Environment, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K. February 11. 

2014

'Creating Value in the New Marketplace for Music and Fashion.' Invited Lecture (with Atle Hauge): Musicology and Music Education Program,  Hedmark University College, Hamar, Norway, April 10. 

Invited lecture: School of Geography and Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K. April 3.

Invited lecture: School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen’s University, Belfast, U.K. March 21.

Invited lecture: School of Geography and Environment, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K. March 10.

2013

‘Getting Paid Is A Treat: The Precariousness of Creative Labour in Toronto.’ Invited lecture: 2013 Geography Colloquium Series. Department of Geography, York University, Toronto, Canada November 12. 

'You Can’t Find This Online: Curation and Consumption in Local Record Shops In Uppsala and Stockholm.’ Invited lecture: Library of Economic Sciences. Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. October 30.

‘Understanding the Contemporary Creative Economy: A Systemic Approach.’ Invited lecture: School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, February 26.

‘An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Creative Industries.’ Invited lecture: School of Creative Industries, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, February 26.

2012

The New Geography of Music Production: Why Small, Supportive and Remote Scenes are Attracting Musical Talent’ Invited lecture: Department of Geography and Economic History, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, October 12. 

‘Why Bigger Is Not Always Better: The Link Between Social Dynamics and Regional Competitiveness.’ Invited lecture: Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, September 18.

‘From Experiences to Exclusivity: Strategies to Stand Out in the Crowded Marketplace.’ Invited lecture: Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, September 17.

‘The role of economic and social sustainability in attracting and retaining creative talent.’ Invited lecture: Research and Education Centre for Urban Socio-Economic Development (RECOURSE), University of Gdansk, Poland, April 4. 

2011

‘The Impact of Digital Technologies on Music and Publishing.’ Presented at the workshop ‘Creative Industries: Emerging Issues’, at the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Padua, Padua Italy, December 5. 

‘Researching the Creative Economy.’ Invited lecture: Department of Social and  Economic Geography, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden,  August 16.  

‘What Can Independent Musicians Tell Geographers About Work, Technology and Space?’ Invited lecture: 2011 Winter Speaker Series: The Department of Geography, Brock University, February 7.

2010

‘Towards a Strength in Services Research Agenda.’ Invited lecture: Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, August 26.

2008

‘Toronto as a Stepping-Stone for Musical Talent.’ Invited lecture: Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, July 24. 

‘Working in the Creative Economy: the spatial dynamics of employment risk for musicians in Toronto.’ Invited lecture: Program on Globalization and Regional Innovation Systems (PROGRIS), Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, January 24.

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