Jen Crawford is the author of eight poetry books and chapbooks, including Koel (Cordite Books, 2016) and Lichen Loves Stone (Tinfish Press, 2015). She is a member of the advisory board for Poetry New Zealand, and is a contributing editor to Axon and the Journal of Poetics Research. She is Assistant Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra, and has also lived and taught in New Zealand and in Singapore, where she was the founding coordinator of Nanyang Technological University’s Creative Writing Programme.
Bethaney Turner’s research explores how more sustainable urban living behaviours can be developed and fostered in a time of human-induced climate change. Her interdisciplinary research draws on many fields including human geography, political ecology and cultural theory and, in practice, focuses on the food system from production to waste. Her current work focuses on how playful engagement with urban spaces can contribute to the development of sustainable, resilient cities. She is an Assistant Professor in International Studies at the University of Canberra.
Cathy Hope is Assistant Professor in Communication at the University of Canberra, where she heads the Play, Creativity and Culture Project in the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. Her research investigates sites of adult play to identify and explore those elements of play that elicit forms of creative and collaborative engagement, and examines the impact of these elements on players and their environments. She has also written extensively on sites of alternative culture in Australia, including the Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals, farmers' markets and youth radio station Triple J.