Creative Agency is a community of creative makers, academics, scientists, technologists, educators, industry professionals and organisations committed to social change. The Agency is both a virtual and material co-share workspace in and beyond Melbourne's urban centre where creativity finds expression through co-designed research, events and cross-sector partnerships.
Members of Creative Agency are working to extend concepts and theorisations of creativity beyond anthropocentric reductions of agency. This research area seeks to open up new possibilities for creative thought and inquiry in a more-than-human world, responding to the increasing urgencies of climate change, species extinction, and the ubiquitous digitisation of everyday life.
A number of Creative Agents are exploring the significance of creativity for social movements and activist collectives. Through engagements with social and environmental justice initiatives in Australasia, Hong Kong, the USA and Europe, amongst other locations, this research area is invested in the political implications of creative agency for social transformation.
Our research in this area aims to study and enhance the ecological nature of creativity and creative practices across a range of geopolitical, affective and institutional contexts, with a particular focus on creative education in schools, universities, industry and culture more broadly.