Creativity and Knowledge Cultures

deadline for submissions: 
August 15, 2016
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Knowledge Cultures

Creativity and Knowledge Cultures

Creativity is an object of study, a process of knowledge production, and a contemporary cultural obsession that crosses many disciplines. This special issue of Knowledge Cultures ( seeks to generate new and potentially disruptive conversations about creativity by paying attention to the diversity – and, perhaps, even, incommensurability – of knowledge practices around creativity that exist across a broad range of disciplinary fields.

Creativity and Knowledge Cultures seeks to interrogate theories and approaches to creativity from unexpected sources, everything from new educational and technological perspectives to ideas generated by fields as diverse as engineering, science and anthropology. We are open to articles that present an original cultural or conceptual frame on what constitutes creativity in myriad embodiments, including frames that do not privilege conventional western ideas about ‘innovation’ and ‘creation.’

Possibile lines of inquiry might include, but are not limited to:

  • The role of creativity in a complex, dynamic, networked society
  • Indigenous and non-western perspectives on creativity
  • Creative ecologies
  • Historical and future perspectives on creativity
  • Creativity, technology and STEM futures
  • The role of creativity in philosophy, literature and the arts
  • Ideology and creativity

Articles are invited from across the disciplines, including:

  • Communications
  • Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Creative Industries
  • Science
  • Law
  • Theology
  • Anthropology
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Business

Please submit a 500 word abstract and a short biography to the special issue editors, A/Prof Bem Le Hunte (University of Technology Sydey), Dr Camilla Nelson and Dr Ari Mattes (University of Notre Dame Australia), by 15th August 2016.

Submissions to:

Accepted abstracts will be confirmed and authors notified by 29th August 2016. Completed articles must be submitted no later than 15th February 2017.