Changing Places

We live in uncertain times facing an environmental future shaped by climate change, and other significant cultural, social and economic challenges. CURS researchers are working on projects to explore changing places in three ways. First, we are exploring how places are changing through places based studies on housing and urban regeneration, social infrastructures of care, changing rural places, natural resource contestation and management, land use transformation, energy development and the locally specific impacts of neoliberal policies and practices. Second, we are pioneering new methods of exploring places. Our research draws on new techniques digital technologies to record human and non-humans co-creating places using a range of senses, including sound and touch. Third, we research in partnership with place-based allies to produce research to change places for the better.

Current projects

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.