The rare advantage: Darwin City as a creative hub 


Darwin’s dynamic and creative qualities have poised the city to take full advantage of the opportunities being offered by creative enterprise, according to a speaker at the upcoming CDU Public Lecture Series.

Head of School, Creative Arts and Humanities, Associate Professor Donal Fitzpatrick will explore how Darwin might transform itself into a creative hub, both networked to the region and a vital part of national creative entrepreneurial infrastructure in his presentation, The rare advantage: Darwin City as a creative hub, at the CDU Public Lecture Series on 23 October.

“Most people have in some regard become aware of the role of ‘creativity’ in the development of the new economy,” he said.

“All of us have seen our lives transformed by the application of new technology to our places of work and leisure and we are keenly aware of the social and economic shifts demanded by these changes.

“It is perhaps obvious how these changes have been absorbed into the operation of our larger cities. It is less clear how these dynamics offered by new technology might be exploited by smaller, more compact communities.

“It will be my assertion in this presentation that Darwin is uniquely situated as a dynamic city positioned at the gateway to Asia and yet quintessentially Australian, to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by creative enterprise,” he said.

Dr Fitzpatrick’s public lecture will run from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday, 23 October at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and is open to members of the public. Entry is free.

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