Design and Make skills development program
This project was part of the South Australian Department for Correctional Services’ (DCS) exploration of policy options for transforming its current prisoner art activities and a selection of existing prison industry activity into a comprehensive creative industries program for prisoners.
Crafting self: promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy
The primary aim of this project was to determine how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, and with it, the larger relationship between public and private spheres. A key research question was - what are the ‘self-making’ skills required to...
From rationalism to critical pragmatism: revisiting Arnstein’s ladder of public participation in co-creation and consultation
Governments and cities around Australia and indeed the world have recognised the need to shift toward more inclusive decision making processes, particularly when dealing with issues of the public realm. Despite some significant efforts in this space, including in the creation of urban living laboratories...
Ageing in South Australia 2016: insights from the aged care sector
The report examines the attitudes, expectations and strategies of agencies working in aged care in South Australia in 2016. It sets out to document the business conditions and perceived opportunities affecting the sector at a time of considerable transition, with a view to establishing a...
Promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy
This paper reports upon very early findings from a three year ARC Discovery project exploring how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, with a specific focus on designer-makers. A key research question for the project is: what are the ‘self-making’...