Publications

We publish work on creative networks, hubs, ecologies, and sustainable economies in various formats including reports, working papers, and academic articles.

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A graphic of various activity across the SWCTN programme. The photographs show someone using an app, a VR headset and a audio experience.

South West Creative Technology Network Final Report

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The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) was a three year Research England funded project which aimed to promote creative...

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From catastrophe to hybridity to recovery?

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COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the creative and cultural sector in South West England. In this comprehensive piece of work, a first for the region, we explore these impacts...
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South West Creative Technology Network Workshop. Photo by Jon Aitken

South West Creative Technology Network Interim Report

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In this interim report we begin to share our learning and highlight the diversity of impacts that the South West...

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Bristol+Bath Creative R+D Workshop. Photo by Jon Aitken

Understanding, capturing, and assessing value in collaborative design research

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This paper is an editorial for a collection of papers in the CoDesign Journal that respond to a tension between...

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Contributing to the creative economy imaginary: universities and the creative sector. Photo by Jon AitkenPhoto by Jon Aitken

Contributing to the creative economy imaginary: universities and the creative sector

This paper explores the relationship between the creative economy and universities. As funders, educators and research bodies, universities have a...

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South West Creative Technology Network Immersion Showcase - photo by Jon Aitken

Rethinking ‘knowledge exchange’: new approaches to collaborative work in the arts and humanities

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This paper explores approaches to collaborative work between arts and humanities disciplines in UK higher education and the creative economy....

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The Hidden Story

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Understanding Knowledge Exchange Partnerships with the Creative Economy. This report maps the ways in which higher education institutions support the...

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Cultural Ecologies Workshop - photo by Jon Aitken

The practice of cultural ecology: network connectivity in the creative economy

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This paper reflects on approaches to collaborative knowledge exchange projects between UK universities and the creative economy. It develops a...

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The Rooms, REACT

REACT Report

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The REACT Report distils our learning from the four year project, and celebrates the great potential of collaboration between universities and the...

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