The Centre for Critical Creative Practice (C3P) is an interdisciplinary home for research addressing the key issues of our time. Our innovative approach uses creative practice and critical frameworks to raise questions about the influence of digital and screen media on culture, the ways the humanities can respond to global political and environmental change, and the impacts art and writing can have in the twenty-first century.
C3P provides a dynamic environment for interdisciplinary and collaborative research of compelling contemporary significance. The Centre brings together leading and emerging scholars from the creative arts, media, and the humanities. The focus of the Centre is on innovative and critically sophisticated approaches to a range of multimodal projects and practices that are geared towards high-profile scholarly outcomes as well as public engagement and social impact. Practice-led research is a key driver of our modes of thought. C3P encourages radically transdisciplinary research based on the conviction that the current economic, ecological and political crises as well as technological advances and everyday practices offer potential for new ways of thinking what we do, as much as what we are thinking about.
Established in 2018 C3P builds on the work of two earlier research entities in LHA, MECO and the CTC. The Centre for Cultures, Texts and Creative Industries was established in 2016 and lead Faculty research in critical thought around media and writing. Established in 2014 as CAST, and renamed MECO in 2016, MECO is a research network for cultural practices in Environmental Humanities. Within the C3P researchers from MECO will imagine, and build new ecologies of objects, energies, and human and non-human animals in the Anthropocene.
C3P acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land on which it meets; the Wadi Wadi people of Dharawal Country. It is upon their ancestral lands that the University of Wollongong is built. As we share our research practices within this University and further afield we pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.