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Dr Tarek Virani

Tarek

Associate Lecturer and Programme Director

Email: t.virani@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)20 7882 6111
Room Number: Arts Research centre, 2nd Floor (Building 39 on QMUL Map)

Profile

Student Feedback and drop in hours:

Tuesday 10 – 12pm

Roles:

UG and PG Academic  Advisor

Programme Director for MA in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation and MA in Heritage Management

Teaching

Teaching (modules):

 BUS007 Research Methods in semester A

BUS233 Creative Industries in semester B

BUS300 (TA) Innovation and entrepreneurship

Research

Research Interests:

Creative and Cultural Economy with specific interests in:

Creative Hubs and creative and cultural workspace,

Creative SMEs, East London and the Olympic Park,

Creative Healthcare Hubs and Dementia Care,

Creative Hubs and Global Development Goals in Sao Paulo, Brazil,

Publications

Journal Article:

Virani, T.E.; Godoy, M.G.; Poli, K.; Franzese, C.; Fernanda, M. (In Review).  The reshaping of metropolitan regions by the creative economy as an agenda inspiration for public policies that favour collaboration. RAP - Revista de Administração Pública.

Virani, T.E. (In Review) Community engagement, micro-communities, small businesses and effective local policy: The case of Chrisp Street Market, East London. Community Development Journal.

Virani, T.E (In Progress). Investigating university – industry collaborations between higher education institutions and creative SMEs in London. Article in preparation for submission to Research Policy.

Book Chapters:

Shiach, M., Virani T.E. (2017). Creative Economy in Perspective: Creativeworks London and Understanding Creative Hubs. In COMUNICAÇÃO, ECONOMIA E INDÚSTRIAS CRIATIVAS, Editors: Luiz Alberto de Farias, Valéria de Siqueira Castro Lopes, Cleusa Scroferneker. Editora Universitária da PUCRS. Porto Allegre, Brasil.

Virani T.E., Shiach, M. (2016). ‘Introduction’. In Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy. Eds Morag Shiach and Tarek E. Virani. Palgrave Macmillan.

Virani, T.E., Shiach, M. (2016). Cultural Policy, Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange. In Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy. Eds. Morag Shiach and Tarek E. Virani. Palgrave Macmillan.

Pratt, A., Matheson-Pollock, H., Virani T.E. (2016). Outside the voucher: Evaluating the Creative Voucher Scheme. In Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy. Eds Morag Shiach and Tarek E. Virani. Palgrave Macmillan.

Virani, T.E.; Pratt, A.C. (2016). ‘Intermediaries and the knowledge exchange process: the case of the creative industries and higher education’. In Beyond the Campus: Higher Education and the Creative Economy. Eds. Comunian, Roberta and Abigail Gilmore. Routledge.

Hracs, B. J., Seman, M. and T.E. Virani (2016). The evolving economic geography of music.  In The Production and consumption of music in the digital age. Eds. Hracs, B.J; Seman, M.; Virani, T. Routledge.

Virani, T.E. (2016) ‘The resilience of a local music scene in Dalston, London.’ The Production and Consumption of music in the digital age. Eds. Hracs, B.J; Seman, M.; Virani, T.E. Routledge.

Virani, T.E; Gill, Rosalind. (forthcoming). Hip hub? Class, race and gender in creative hubs. In Creative Hubs in Question. Eds. Rosalind Gill, Andy Pratt, and Tarek E. Virani. Palgrave Macmillan.

Virani, T.E. ( forthcoming). Creative hubs and new models of resilience to developer-led displacement: The case of Hackney Wick. In Creative Hubs in Question. Eds. Rosalind Gill, Andy Pratt, and Tarek E. Virani. Palgrave Macmillan.

Virani T.E., Gill, R.; Pratt, A.C.(forthcoming). Introduction. In Creative Hubs in Question. Eds. Rosalid Gill and Tarek E. Virani. Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Edited Volumes:

Shiach, M.E., and T.E. Virani. Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy. Palgrave Macmillan. (2016).

Hracs, B. J., Seman, M. and T.E. Virani. The production and consumption of music in the digital age.  Routledge, London UK. (2016).

Gill, R., Pratt, A.C, and T.E. Virani. Creative Hubs in Question. Palgrave Macmillan. (Edited volume in preparation).

Working Papers:

Virani, T.E. (2016). Investigating London’s creative economy: A word on research methods. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 27. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Working-Paper-27.pdf

Pratt, A.C.; Virani, T.E. (2015). The creative SME: a cautionary tale. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series 14. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/PWK-Working-Paper-14.pdf

Virani, T.E.; Malem, W. (2015). Re-articulating the creative hub concept as a model for business support in the local creative economy: the case of Mare Street in Hackney. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 12. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/PWK-Working-Paper-12OCT.pdf

Briscoe, G.; Virani, T.E.; Dima, M. (2015). Hackathons: Why Co-location? Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 11. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/HackathonsColocation.pdf

Virani, T.E. (2015). Do voucher schemes matter in the long run? A brief comparison of Nesta’s Creative Credits and Creativeworks London’s Creative Vouchers. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 10. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Working-Paper-10.pdf

Virani, T.E.; Banks, M. (2014). Profiling business support provision for small, medium and micro-sized enterprises in London’s fashion sector. Creativeworks London Working Paper Series Number 9. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/PWK-Working-Paper-9.pdf

Virani, T.E. (2014). Mechanisms of collaboration between creative small, medium and micro-sized enterprises and higher education institutions: reflections on the Creativeworks London creative voucher scheme. Creativeworks London working paper series number 4. Available at : http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PWK-Working-Paper-4-BNEW.pdf

Reports:

Virani, T.E. (2017). Micro-community engagement in London’s outer suburbs: Examining a practice-led approach to engaging with micro-communities in Redbridge. A report for UP projects and Queen Mary University of London. Available at: http://www.upprojects.com/projects/live-research/

Dovey, J.; Pratt, A.C.; Moreton, S.; Virani, T.E.; Merkel, J.; Lansdowne, J. (2016). Creative Hubs: Understanding the New Economy. British Council. Available at: http://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/media/uploads/files/Hubs_Report_Final.pdf

Virani T.E. (2016). Community engagement, micro communities, small businesses and effective local policy: The case of Chrisp Street Market, East London. A report for Poplar HARCA funded by the Greater London Authority’s HSF. March 2016.

Virani, T.E. (2015). The Trampery London Fields: Internal Report. Creativeworks London. June 2015.

Briscoe, G.; Dima, M.; Riedel, J.; Shiach, M; Virani, T.E. (2014). London Creative and Digital Fusion. European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Book Reviews:

Virani, T.E. (2014). Reformatted: Code, Networks, and the Transformation of the Music Industry. Author, Andrew Leyshon. Reviewed in Journal of Economic Geography.

Virani, T. (2009). The Safe City: Safety and Urban Development in European Cities. Reviewed in: UGRG Book Review Series, RGS Urban Geography Research Group. Available at:  http://www.urban-geography.org.uk/

Blog / Press:

Virani, T.E. (2016) New “flexible” work spaces could be under threat from soaring property prices. New Statesman – City Metric. Available at: http://www.citymetric.com/business/new-flexible-work-spaces-could-be-under-threat-soaring-property-prices-2033

Virani, T.E. (2016).Discussing the multi-dimensional characteristics of London’s creative workspaces: a summary of CWL’s Creative Hubs Symposium. Widening the Register. Available at: http://www.cwlblog.org.uk/discussing-the-multi-dimensional-characteristics-of-londons-creative-workspaces/

Virani T.E (2015). Researching Silicon Roundabout’s thriving co-working scene. Research reports. Widening the Register CWL available at: http://www.cwlblog.org.uk/researching-silicon-roundabouts-thriving-co-working-scene/

Virani T.E. (2015) Assessing the long term effectiveness of innovation vouchers. Widening the register blog. http://www.cwlblog.org.uk/assessing-the-long-term-effectiveness-of-innovation-vouchers/

Virani, T.E. (2015). The business support landscape for London’s fashion SMEs. Widening the register blog. http://www.cwlblog.org.uk/what-kind-of-business-support-is-available-for-londons-fashion-sector-smes/

Virani, T.E. (2015). Research Reflections: coming to terms with the creative hub concept. Creativeworks London. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/cw-news/research-reflections-coming-to-terms-with-the-creative-hub-concept/

Virani, T.E. (2013). Research Reflections: The Role of the Knowledge Agent and the Effectiveness of Voucher Schemes in the Creative/Cultural Economy. Creativeworks London. Available at: http://www.creativeworkslondon.org.uk/cw-news/research-reflectionsthe-role-of-the-knowledge-agent-and-the-effectiveness-of-voucher-schemes-in-the-creativecultural-economy/

 

 

 

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