Call for Papers: Creative Innovation through Cross-fertilisation – GUPSA hosted symposium Queensland College of Art, 8 – 10 July, 2013


Creative Innovation through Cross-fertilisation
– a symposium to share, discuss and celebrate creative and innovative research that has a multi-disciplinary approach
Queensland College of Art, Southbank Campus
8 – 10 July, 2013

The great polymaths of history such as Aristotle, Hypatia, Hildegard of Bingen, da Vinci, Gallileo, Isaac Newton, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Goethe, Bertrand Russell, Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Steve Jobs, Mae C. Jemison, and Marilyn vos Savant  (just to name a tiny handful) demonstrate the value of a wide-ranging and diverse knowledge base. A multi-discipline approach to scholarship for each of these individuals promoted creative and innovative ideas. We can’t all be polymaths but we can elevate our creativity and innovation through cross-fertilisation of ideas with other Griffith University researchers. This symposium will provide a platform for creative and innovative researchers who are taking a multi-disciplinary approach to their studies, to share and discuss their ideas and research.

The symposium is being hosted by Griffith University Postgraduate Student Association (GUPSA) and is free for participants.  It is open to all Griffith University post-graduates, Griffith University academic staff, and QCA Honours students. Because of space constraints, places are limited.

Each presenter will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes question time.

There is no requirement to present a written paper but each presenter may choose to submit their presentation as a written paper to the Studio Research Journal  (SRJ) (the peer-reviewed journal published by the Queensland College of Art: ). For this event, we will put in place a peer review system and those submitting their papers may be asked to review two papers by other submitters. These papers will then be referred to the SRJ panel for further assessment.

To register your interest as a presenter, email Lynden Stone @ by 17th May 2013. Please include:

Your name
The degree you are studying or your teaching position at GU
Your research area/interests
An Abstract of your presentation (200 word maximum)

Lynden Stone and Sara Manser