Culture and community

This group focuses on creating cultural assets and creative works in order to develop a broader understanding of social, cultural and symbolic capital (including sustainable economic capital). These are the embodiment and accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, pedagogies and skills which enrich the cultural environment and social networks of Australia. This includes the work of diverse communities and their creative traditions expressed through words, music, performance and visual art. The development of intercultural knowledge systems, intellectual property and IP rights in collaboration with Indigenous people and communities are also key to this research group.

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.