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


Knowledge exchange in the arts and humanities as creative economy policy assemblage

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This paper reflects on how the underpinning logics of UK creative economy policy - about the value of creativity, the commodification of knowledge, and how these things lead to economic growth - become embedded in knowledge exchange projects.
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Investment into R&D will be vital for the recovery of creative and cultural organisations

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Tarek Virani looks at the impacts of the pandemic on the UK’s creative and cultural sector, and why the evidence...

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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


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

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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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