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About Us

Creative People, Products and Places (CP3) is an internationally recognised interdisciplinary research group undertaking high quality collaborative research into culture and creativity. Building upon the strong base of world class cultural studies informed research into cultural and creative industries (CCIs) at UniSA, CP3 is concerned with the creative ecosystem of art, media and culture: its communities, economies, publics, institutions, and values. CP3 focusses on the people who make and participate in art, media and culture, on how products are made and valued, on the spaces and communities in which this creative ecosystem takes place.”

Our Focus

CP3 research is mobilised around 3 nodes:

Creative People (led by Prof Susan Luckman): who makes art, media and culture and in what conditions? How easy is it to make a living, is creative work open to all equally, what is needed to make creative work flourish? This node uses quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand who makes art, media and culture and under what conditions.

Creative Products (led by Dr Saige Walton): what kinds of art, media and culture is being made and circulated? how are their products made, what kinds of industries and institutions shape them, under what conditions are they consumed? How are they valued, and with what consequences for our economic, social and political life?

Creative Places (led by Prof Justin O’Connor): creative ecosystems are rooted in particular places. How do art, media and culture reflect the communities around it? How do the cultural and creative industries intersect with the spaces of the city, and its policy and planning regulations. What kind of spaces are best suited to promote a flourishing creative ecosystem, and how do places connect with regional, national and global flows of money, people, ideas and products?

Research activity in CP3 is aligned with the University's 'Transforming Industries' and 'Transforming Societies' Research Themes, and the Digital and Creative Industries Industry Sector.

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Tiff Manuell in her studio, photographed by Rosina Possingham for the ‘Crafting Self’ ARC Project'


School of Creative Industries Support Team
University of South Australia
Room B1-23, Lorne Avenue
Magill SA 5072

Postal Address: GPO Box 2471, Adelaide SA 5001

Email: cilresearch@unisa.edu.au
Telephone: 08 8302 4799 or 08 8302 4745