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Creative Communities In Collaboration

The Creative Communities in Collaboration research lab (CCC) investigates how creativity and cultural production enable resilience and strength in communities. Not only a driver of 21st century economies, culture and creative expression also enhance the wellbeing of individuals and communities. The CCC examines emergent and community-based responses to social, economic, political, and cultural problems. We highlight co-creation, teaching and learning, and community engagement as ways of knowing and researching.

  

Creative Communities in Collaboration - On image behind text is a group of young adults working together

Youth culture

Labour

Creative industries

Cultural policy

Political economy

Community arts

Critical pedagogy

Gender studies

2019-2020: Mapping Canadian Arts-Service Organizations as Cultural Research Conduits (SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant; Principal Investigator, in collaboration with Mass Culture).

2017-2019: Community Youth Arts Programs as Creative Industries Incubators (SSHRC Insight Development; Principal Investigator)

2017-2020: Comic-Cons: An Urban Media Industry (SSHRC Partnership Development Grant; Co-Investigator with Principal Investigator Ben Woo and Co-Investigators Brian Johnson and Bart Beaty)

 

Director of the Creative Communities in Collaboration

Miranda Campbell - Director of the Creative Communities in Collaboration

Miranda Campbell

miranda.campbell@ryerson.ca

 

Dr. Miranda Campbell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries. Her research interests include youth culture, creative labour, and policy development. Her book, Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy, maps the rise of small-scale self-generated creative work amongst youth in the 21st century, and was shortlisted for the Donner Prize, for the best public policy book by a Canadian. Beyond her academic research on contemporary trends in youth culture and employment in creative fields, Dr. Campbell has worked in the community sector with Rock Camp for Girls Montreal, a summer camp dedicated to empowerment for girls through music education, and with WhipperSnapper Gallery, an artist-run centre focusing on emerging artists in Toronto.