Dr Amelia Green
My research engages with the processes of and intersections between place, art, everyday life and brands.
In the place branding field, my research explores the socio-cultural dimensions of place brands, particularly the roles of art and other forms of symbolic communication within bottom-up place branding processes.
My present research focuses on the multi-faceted (e.g. social, cultural, economic) value of street art (including graffiti, murals etc.). I am currently investigating the value silo art and other rural murals to local communities, towns and economies throughout rural and regional Australia.
I believe that interdisciplinary research can facilitate social change and more inclusive, genuinely connected and sustainable futures.
Colour Tumby Street Art Festival
27-29 March 2020
Tumby Bay, South Australia
Brisbane Street Art Festival
2-17 May 2020
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Sheffield Mural Fest
12-18 April 2020
Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia
I am currently investigating the multi-faceted (e.g. social, cultural, economic) value of Australian silo art and other rural murals.
Continuing this research on larger scales is important to help optimally facilitate the capacity of this silo art (and other forms of street art) to empower local communities, activate places and support the social sustainability of rural and regional Australian towns across the country for years to come.
I have presented my earlier research into Australian silo art at international events in Copenhagen, Denmark (Murals, Community, Place for Urban Professionals), and Adelaide, Australia (Institute of Place Management Conference).
I am conducting this research in collaboration with local groups and organisations.
Please contact me if you would like to know more about collaborating.
Branding and Consumer Research Network
Griffith University's Branding and Consumer Research Network is a group of international branding/consumer research experts who aim to be part of the forefront of research and education within this domain. Partnerships with industry, government, and various academic disciplines are paramount for the ongoing success and sustainability of this network. Key research areas include alternative perspectives on brands as social objects, contemporary issues in brand strategy and place branding.
International Creative Placemaking Network
I am honoured to be leading the Research dimension of Street Studies (Denmark-based NGO) recently launched Creative Placemaking Network. This informal and passion-based network facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration between researchers, practitioners (including artists, of course!) and policymakers involved or interested in:
Murals, street art, graffiti & other creative forms