RMIT School of Art

Outer Urban Projects contributed to the research and publication of “Art-Based Social Enterprise, Young Creatives and the Forces of Marginalisation” by Grace McQuilten, Amy Spiers, Kim Humphery and Peter Kelly (Palgrave Macmillian 2022).

The book analyses the challenges and opportunities faced by art-based social enterprises (ASEs) engaging young creatives in education and training and supporting their pathways to the creative industries. In doing so, it addresses the complex intersecting issues of marginality and entrepreneurship, particularly in relation to young creatives from socially, economically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and interviews with twelve key organisations, and three in-depth case studies of Youthworx, Outer Urban Project and The Social Studio, the book offers a detailed analysis of using enterprise to engage with the structural challenges of marginality.


Monash University - Dr Navid Sabet

Outer Urban Projects participated in Dr Navid Sabet's research contributing to the following publication: "Social Justice in Times of Crisis and Hope" examines the possibilities and consequences of the relationship between young people, well-being, education and social justice in times of crisis and hope. Drawing together contributions from around the globe, the chapters examine the role of young people in contemporary social movements, the kinds of demands that are being made by the world's young people and the spaces within which they are making such demands. Authors engage with notions of justice and well-being, what this means in the contemporary moment and for whom. They interrogate the politics of increasingly global education to think about the limits and possibilities, challenges and opportunities, for education to play a role in delivering on the promise of social justice. Sabet's chapter on Outer Urban Projects “Spreading expecto patronuses: community based arts and pathways to the cultural industries” was published by Peter Lang New York in the book Social Justice in Times of Crisis and Hope: Young People, Wellbeing and the Politics of Education (2022).



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