Cultural Economy & Sustainable Development

Culture and Sustainable Development (APG 5067) brings experts and activists from global agencies such as UNESCO, and real world projects in South Africa, Brazil and the Indigenous communities of Australia.

The unit examines the relationship between cultural production and consumption and the new agendas for sustainable development promoted by various national and international agencies.

Through our interdisciplinary and practice-based approach, we examine how cultural economies might be used to provide employment, strengthen identity and resilience and point to more sustainable, less volatile and dependent growth for developing countries.

Through lectures, case studies and workshops, students are encouraged to bring their own experiences to bear on this emerging field of development.

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