The creative industries in days of isolation - a fast pace shift to making, learning and living in a crisis

Chief Investigator: Dr Kathryn Coleman, Melbourne Graduate School of Edcuation, The University of Melbourne 

Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP) Collaboration Lead: Dr Kristal Spreadborough

We are witnessing a cultural and pedagogical evolution. The current global crisis triggered by COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented societal shift. This has been starkly epitomised within the arts, creative industries, and education sectors – our first responders to societal change. These sectors have seen rapid shifts in their norms, practices, and pedagogies and have had to creatively adapt to ensure their survival and longevity in an environment mediated by physical isolation, social disruption, and health and economic crises. Drawing on a diverse range of big data sources, this research takes a data-led approach to examine the interplay between data as practice and practice as data. It maps the evolution of norms, practices, and pedagogies within the creative industries in preparation for the “new normal”.

Research team Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne 

Dr Solange Glasser


Faculty of Fine Art & Music (FFAM)

Dr David Sequeira  


Faculty of Fine Art & Music (FFAM)


The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne 

A/Prof Thomas Cochrane



Social & Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP)

Amanda Belton

SCIP Academic Specialist

SCIP Melbourne Graduate School of Education

/Faculty of Arts

Melbourne Data Analytics Platform (MDAP)

Emily Fitzgerald 

Research Data Specialist 


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Data Curator 

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