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Research project

Creative Futures Exchange

Project overview

The Creative Futures Exchange project brings together educators and students from the School of Information and Communication (University of Ghana) and Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton). The project focuses on internationalisation of creative industries curricula through Collaborative Online International Learning. The project is funded through a University of Southampton Global Partnership Award. The Global Partnership Award offers support to develop joint international research or education-related activities with an international dimension that are at an early stage of development.

The project team is Dr Dan Ashton and Ben Thomas (University of Southampton) and Dr Aurelia Ayisi and Abena Kyeraa Duah (University of Ghana).


Lead researcher

Professor Daniel Ashton

Professor-Cultural & Creative Industries

Research interests

  • Work and the Creative Economy
  • Culture, Data and Place
  • Arts and Cultural Organisations
Other researchers

Mr Ben Thomas

Research interests

  • Creative Industries
  • Screen Industries
  • Sociology of Work

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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