Creativity & Innovation

    Creativity & Innovation

    Our goal is to contribute to more sustainable communities in the tropics through creative, innovative and culturally appropriate approaches to social resilience, planning, management and design.

    Creativity and innovation links practice-led research in the humanities and social sciences with community empowerment and economic development. Film, art and exhibition making feature as a means both to document cultural expression and to engage publics around questions of global transformation and social creativity. Creativity and innovation draws together themes of collaboration, new public anthropologies, material culture, visual culture, and art as ethnography.

    Research focus

    • Creativity, cultural expression and imagination in the tropics, including the potential of modern technologies for Indigenous agency
    • Tropical design and planning for built environments
    • Entrepreneurship in the creative arts




    Direct Contact

    Associate Professor Jennifer Deger

    Tropical Leader, College of Arts, Society & Education

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