ICS Seminar Series

Event Name
ICS Seminar Series
16 May 2019
11:30 am - 01:00 pm
Parramatta Campus

Address (Room): EZ.G.23, Parramatta campus (South), Western Sydney University


Abstract Debates about the future of manufacturing in Australia return to prominence every few years, prompted by the latest downturn in employment or closure of a plant. While there is strong popular support for maintaining and strengthening a manufacturing base in this country, the overarching narrative is one of decline and the apparent invisibility of a buoyant manufacturing culture is worrisome. In this seminar we draw on the findings of our qualitative research on a range of innovative manufacturing enterprises in NSW to ask: What kinds of manufacturing cultures might be up to the challenges of the Anthropocene? Biography Katherine Gibson is a Professorial Fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society at the Western Sydney University. She is an economic geographer with an international reputation for innovative research on economic transformation. With Jenny Cameron and Stephen Healy she is co-author of Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities (2013). Dr Stephen Healy is a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. His research focuses on relationship between transformational process and subjectivity in the context of diverse economic practices. His recent publications have appeared in Arena, Antipode, Economic Geography and Geoforum. Dr Joanne McNeill is a Research Project Manager and Research Fellow currently working across several universities. Her research and 15+ years prior professional experience engage with social innovation 'eco-systems' – around social enterprise, cooperatives, social procurement, financing, legal structures, capacity building and demonstrating ‘impact’. She has been a Churchill Fellow since 2008.

Speakers: Professor Katherine Gibson, Dr Stephen Healy, and Dr Joanne McNeill (Institute for Culture and Society)

Web page: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ics/events/seminars/ics_seminar_series

Name: Yinghua Yu


Phone: 0402 528 006

School / Department: Institute for Culture and Society