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Creative labour revisited: methodological toolkit for fair cultural production in distinctive institutional environments

In July 2019, Dr Margarita Kuleva, an affiliated researcher of the CGES and a senior lecturer in sociology at HSE University conducted a research trip to the UK with the support of the CGES. In the UK, Margarita expanded the research started by her PhD dissertation, which aimed at exploring particularities of cultural labour in Russia and the UK. A new spin of her research project is specifically devoted to gender inequalities in visual art in Russia and the UK. In particular, she conducted a series of interviews and observations in London, Leeds, and Manchester. Margarita has found social exclusion mechanisms operating in these two counties; interestingly, in both the size of the city mattered.