University of Wollongong, Australia
Chris Gibson is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Wollongong, and Executive Director of the interdisciplinary research program, Global Challenges: Transforming Lives & Regions. His research focuses on spatial cultural economy, creative industries, music, and more recently, manufacturing, in the context of uneven development and growing socio-ecological volatility.
His books include Sound tracks: popular music, identity and place (Routledge 2003), Creativity in peripheral places: redefining the creative industries (Routledge, 2014), and a forthcoming book for the University of Chicago Press, Following guitars from factory to forest.
Qualities of distance, proximity, isolation and connection materially shape political economies of innovation, and infuse how actors view their activities within networks of production, exchange and mobility. The peripheral presents challenges and frustrations, but also freedom from metropolitan norms. For over two decades, Professor Chris Gibson has explored aspects of creative production in peripheral regions […]