Austin Cummings is a doctoral student and research assistant at the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, USA. He has a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Psychology and Master of Public Administration from the University of Oregon. His research interests focus on the intersection between the creative economy, urban revitalisation, community development and the policing of cultural expression.
Where Is Portland Made? The Complex Relationship between Social Media and Place in the Artisan Economy of Portland, Oregon (USA)ArticlesExpositionPortland, Oregon (USA) has become known for an artisanal or ‘maker’ economy that relies on a resurgence of place specificity (Heying), primarily expressed and exported to a global audience in the notion of ‘Portland Made’ (Roy). Portland Made reveals a tension immanent in the notion of ‘place’: place is both here and not here, both real...Read more