The role of complexity in the creative economies: connecting people, ideas and practice: a research project In the past 12 months, the organizers have been involved the AHRC funded project. The role of complexity in the creative economies: connecting people, ideas and practice (AH/J5001413/1). The project aimed to explore how complexity theory and its methodological approaches can help in providing a better understanding of the creative economy as a field of research by connecting various distinctive theoretical and methodological perspectives. The aim was to outline a broader analytical framework to bridge the interrelation of ideas, people and practices in the creative economy within broader socio, cultural and economic contexts. A detailed project outline is available online: http://bit.ly/wjbZ48
Call for Papers
This research symposium constitutes the closing event of the AHRC funded project The role of complexity in the creative economies: connecting people, ideas and practice (AH/J5001413/1). During the symposium, there will be presentations and discussions on the findings emerging from the research project. However, the symposium also aims to be a platform for other academics or practitioners doing research on the interactions between complexity theory, creative practice and the creative economy and will provide an opportunity for knowledge sharing on the research. As such, the organizers are seeking contributions from academic and practitioners discussing their investigations and experiences of using complexity theory in their research on the creative economy or in their creative practice and the potential methodological challenges involved.
We aim to make presentations and relevant information available electronically at www.complexity-creative-economy.net and further outlets for publication and dissemination are also going to be suggested to take this debate forward.
Submitting an Abstract
All interested scholars and practitioners are invited to submit, by email, an abstract for their proposed contribution to the symposium of around 1,000 words by no later than 1st April 2012 to the organisers. Abstracts must include full contact details. Decisions regarding contribution acceptance will be communicated within two weeks from the abstracts submission deadline.