Xin Gu


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

creative economy and sustainable development maker culture and the political economy of media media cities


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Personal profile


Dr. Xin Gu is an Expert appointed by UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Expression of Cultural Diversity (2019-2022). She was director of the Master of Cultural and Creative Industries (MCCI) at Monash University in Australia (2018-2019). 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 recent publications include Red Creatives (Intellect, 2020) and Re-imagining Creative Cities in Twenty-First Century Asia (Palgrave Macmillan 2020). 

External positions

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


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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