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...
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’...
Cultural industries and the environment: towards a sustainable knowledge economy
This paper draws upon findings from a 3 year creative industries study- 'Creative Tropical City'- to examine the enabling role played by the natural environment in terms of local creativity.
Darwin as 'Creative Tropical City': just how transferable is creative city thinking?
This paper contributes to recent debates about how urban policy discourses travel, whether they are transferable and what is lost in their translation.