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Personal profile

Biography

Dr. Xin Gu is an Expert appointed by UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Expression of Cultural Diversity (2019-2022). She heads the Master of Cultural and Creative Industries (MCCI) at Monash University in Australia. She has published widely on urban creative clusters and agglomerations, cultural work, creative entrepreneurship, cultural and creative industries policy, media cities, maker culture and cyberculture. Xin has worked with policy initiatives in the UK, China and Indonesia to support small-scale local creative industries development services. Her work focuses on the transformation of creative cities and the creative economy under different social, economic and political conditions. Xin’s current research concerns the digital creative economy, looking at the democratization of creativity through vast transformative digital media ecosystems. Her co-authored book Red Creative historicises the rise of creative economy in China, to be published by Intellect in 2020. 

External positions

Expert Facility for the implementation of the 2005 Convention, United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization

20192022

Research area keywords

  • cultural industries
  • creative industries
  • communication and media studies
  • cultural studies
  • creative clusters
  • culural economy
  • cultural policy
  • social networking
  • creative entrepreneurship
  • urban regeneration
  • Asia
  • maker culture

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Projects 2017 2020

Going global: Australian indigenous music culture meets Chinese indie music

Gu, X., Dickenson, P. & Domer, N.

23/10/1922/11/20

Project: Research

Urban cultural policy and the changing dynamics of cultural production

Grodach, C., Gibson, C., O'Connor, J., Gu, X. & Warran, A.

21/02/1720/02/20

Project: Research

Research Output 2010 2020

From 'creative cities' to 'media cities': the case of Manchester and Shanghai

Gu, X., 2020, The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication. Debrah, S. & Krajina, Z. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 255-264 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

(Un)Design, commerce and artistic autonomy: site-specific art in China

Gu, X. & O'Connor, J., 2019, Undesign : Critical practices at the intersection of art and design. Coombes, G., McNamara, A. & Sade, G. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Creative Milieu in China - 'disjuncture' in the global cultural economy

O'Connor, M. J. & Gu, X., 2019, Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia. Lim, L. & Lee, H-K. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 177-192 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Special Issue: Teaching the Cultural and Creative Industries: An International Perspective

O'Connor, J. (Guest ed.), Gu, X. (Guest ed.) & vickery, J. (Guest ed.), 2019, In : Arts & Humanities in Higher Education. 18, 2-3

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Teaching the cultural and creative industries: An international perspective

O’Connor, J., Gu, X. & Vickery, J., 1 May 2019, In : Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. 18, 2-3, p. 93-98 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Activities 2018 2019

  • 5 Contribution to conference
  • 4 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Creativity, Knowledge, Cities Conference 2019

Xin Gu (Speaker)
12 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference

Xin Gu (Invited speaker)
23 Oct 201926 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Re-Futuring Creative Economies

Xin Gu (Speaker)
5 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (External organisation)

Xin Gu (Member)
20192022

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Member of Steering Committee for 2020 Australian Soft Power Symposium (Event)

Xin Gu (Executive Member)
26 Sep 2019

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Press / Media

Industry prepares for war over axing of arts department

Xin Gu

9/12/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

这个夏天很火的中国独立音乐如何走向世界

Xin Gu

11/08/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Versatilist with Xin Gu

Xin Gu

7/07/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts

Geliat Ekonomi Kreatif Dunia

Xin Gu

24/11/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Media Merger Dr Gu Interview

Xin Gu

26/07/18

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment