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Prof. Louise Johnson
|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Phone||+61 3 522 73375|
|Location||Geelong and Burwood|
|Role and profile||
Associate Professor Louise Johnson is a human geographer with particular research interests in the social consctuction of space. She has published extensively on the ways in which gender relations and economic restructuring have interacted in manufacturing workplaces but also on how gender is inscribed into the design and use of shopping centres, houses and neighbourhoods.
Current work is on how the arts are valued in a regional centre, on the nature of cultural capital and how it contributes to regional regeneration in cities around the world as well as on the gendering of domestic spaces and the contemporary Australian suburb.
Dr Johnson can supervise students in the areas of regional restructuring, domestic space, housing and suburbs and in the economic, social and spatial impact of the cultural industries.
Dr Johnson is a member of the Geography and Gender Group of the International Geographical Union and is active in the Cultural Geography Study Group of the Institute of Australian Geogrpahers.
She is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Gender, Place and Culture, The Canadian Geographer, the New Zealand Geographer and ACME (an on line radical geography journal).
She also reviews regularly for Urban Policy and Research, Geographical Research and for Australian Geographical Studies.
Worked with Dr Iain Butterworth and Ms Melissah Edwards on a Healthy Region Business Plan for the G21 Geelong Region Alliance (2007)
A member for two years (2000-2002) of the Victorian Government's Infrastructure Planning Council.
Consulted to the National Wool Museum on its contribution to Cultural TOurism in the Geelong Region (2004)
"Laurimar Development Workshop",examining ways of improving the design of the 3 000
lot suburban subdivision in the Plenty Corridor, Melbourne (1995)
"Why regions matter for employment services" Pamphlet and paper
for Barwon employment Services and Training (1997)
"Oracles of Delfin: Women and suburban development" Portraits of Planning
and as a "Major Speaker" "Principles of Planning: Responsive
Development for Diverse Communities", Adelaide, 1995.
Private interests: Public development, Address to the Second
Dockland Forum, Melbourne, Feb 1998
The structure and gendering of domestic space
New perspectives on Australian planning history
|Teaching responsibilities||Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, Women's Studies, Urban Policy and Planning|
ARC on "Quantifying and qualifying cultural capital in one regional centre" (2000-2003)
Special Editions of Gender, Place and Culture on "Savouring the Kitchen" 2006
Books in preparation:
Cultural Capitals - The arts and urban regeneration (Ashgate Publishing, London)
Planning Australia - New Perspectives
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|
Johnson, L. (2009) 'Cultural Capitals: Revaluing The Arts, Remaking Urban Spaces' Ashgate