The term ‘Practice Research’ captures a multivalent form of research incorporating an element of practice in the methodology, subject matter, delivery context or output. Rather than seeing the relationship between practice and theory as a dichotomy, as has traditionally been the case, a growing body of scholarship argues for practice as not only part of but essential to research in many creative or professional disciplines.
In this workshop we will discuss modes of practice as research. Within arts and humanities departments there are ongoing debates about how to define the phenomenon and a variety of models of practice research: practice-as-research, practice-based, practice-led, mixed-mode research practice and practice through research. The workshop will offer case study examples of practice framed as research. Staff and postgraduate research students will have the opportunity to work in groups, sharing and discussing their own practice and defining it in terms of research method or output.
This is one of the 2018-19 series of Cass Research Workshops. The series, which covers a range of topics – from practice as research, to academic writing, to book-publishing – aims to support and encourage Cass Staff and Postgraduate Research Students to develop key skills in academic research for artists, designers, writers, architects and other fields of creative practice.
Cass Research Seminars are a series of public conversations which enable
researchers to test and present their ideas in conversation with peers
and a broader audience. The sessions seek cross-fertilisation of ideas and provoke discussion. Typically, they consist of two to three presentations of 15 minutes each followed by chaired discussion.
We had a productive year in 2017/18. Presenters found that the session deepened their work and added unexpected avenues to their thinking. All are welcome at Cass Research Seminars, both from inside and outside The Cass. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter for the latest information @CassResearch