Professor Susan Luckman
Susan Luckman is Professor: Cultural Studies in the School of Creative Industries, Director of the CP3: Creative People, Products and Places Research Group, and Research Director of the Creative Work Mobilities Research Node, Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. She was also Cheney Fellow at the University of Leeds, 2017-2018.
Susan is an interdisciplinary cultural studies scholar whose work is concerned with the intersections of creativity, place and technology. Her research explores these relationships in relation to work in the cultural and creative industries, digital media, and grassroots innovation. She was Chief Investigator on the 4 year Australian Research Council Discovery Project ‘Promoting the Making Self in the Creative Micro-economy’ (2015-2018) which explored how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise and, with it, the opportunities for mobile working lives and the impacts upon the larger relationship between public and private spheres this entails. She has also recently been awarded another ARC Discovery grant (DP190100349 ‘The value of craft skills to the future of manufacturing in Australia’ 2019-2021) to build upon this study by identifying the ways in which the craft skills required to sustain and grow future making and advanced manufacturing can be maintained and extended. Susan is a Chief Investigator on the 2018-2019 ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) Project LE180100094 ‘Linked semantic platforms for social and physical infrastructure and wellbeing’ and a Board Member of the Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO), and she is also the leader of the 2017-2018 European Union Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project ‘Creative Industries and the Digital Economy as Drivers of EU Integration and Innovation’.
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 of The ‘New Normal’ of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment (Dynamics of Virtual Work Series, Palgrave 2018), Craft Economies (Bloomsbury 2018), Craft Communities (Bloomsbury 2018), and Sonic Synergies: Music, Identity, Technology and Community (Ashgate 2008), and author of numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles and government reports on cultural work, creative industries and creative micro-entrepreneurialism.
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.