Professor Susan Luckman
Dr Susan Luckman is Professor: Cultural Studies in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia. She is also Associate Director: Research and Programs of the Hawke EU Centre, a member of the Hawke Research Institute and leader of the CIL Creative Communities and Global Cosmopolitanisms Research Group. Susan is the author of Craft and the Creative Economy (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), Locating Cultural Work: The Politics and Poetics of Rural, Regional and Remote Creativity (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), co-editor (with Nicola Thomas) of the forthcoming collections Craft Economies: Contemporary Cultural Economies of the Handmade and Craft Communities: Collective Practice, Social Media and Alternative Economies of the Handmade (London, Bloomsbury 2016), and the anthology on creative music cultures and the global economy Sonic Synergies (Ashgate 2008), and numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and government reports on cultural work, creative industries and creative micro-entrepreneurialism. Susan is an interdisciplinary cultural studies scholar whose work is concerned with the intersections of culture, place and creativity. Using mostly interview and ethnographic methodologies, her research has explored these relationships in relation to craft, creative and cultural industries; digital media; and grassroots innovation.
Dr Jane Andrew
Jane Andrew is an educator and researcher working at the University of South Australia in the School of Art, Architecture, and Design where she is the Director of matchstudio, an interdisciplinary research and professional practice studio that supports students’ transition from university to work through the participation in client based project activity. Jane’s early career as an artist/designer-maker, together with her role as Executive Director of Craftsouth (now Guildhouse) inspired her teaching and research career In 2004 she was awarded an APAI scholarship and commenced a PhD as part of an ARC Linkage Project at the Centre for Labour Research/Australian Institute for Social Research and what was then the Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s, Strategic Projects Division. Her thesis ‘Beyond the Creative Quick Fix: Towards an understanding of Creativity’s place in South Australia’s Economic Development Agenda’ argues for a more collaborative and systemic approach to fostering creativity through activating and demonstrating the nexus between teaching, research, policy, professional creative practice and economic development.