The Practice-based PhD Programme consists of a core curriculum of six Skills Workshops as well as a Seminar, Lectures and an annual Student-Led Conference. The aim of the programme is to bring together researchers from across different disciplines, opening up a space to share and present work as a community of practice and learning.
Originally developed for practice-based doctoral students in the arts at Royal Holloway, this year the programme extends to include all practice-based research students and academics across the AHRC TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership. This includes Royal Holloway, Brighton, Kingston, Roehampton, Surrey, Royal College of Art and University of Arts London.
All are welcome! Please see specific details about this year's activities below, including information on how to get involved.
Co-presented by Royal Holloway academics from arts departments and/or another TECHNE institution, a series of Skills Workshops run across Terms 1 & 2. All workshops are held in Central London.
Topics covered in Term 1 are both common and central to all academic research, and here we look at these specifically in relation to practice-based research. In Term 2 we look at key elements of practice-based research, continuing to situating it within the wider academic context while exploring its uniqueness and transformative potential.
This workshop is concerned with the role of documentation in practice-based research. We will explore the ontological status of the document, per se, and also look at specific methods of documenting practice. Participants will be invited to reflect on the role of documentation in their own research, and to consider how documentation, itself, can be part of a reflective creative and critical practice.
In advance of the session please could you read the following article:
Please also bring to the session a document of your own practice. This could be a design, a score, an image, a page from a portfolio/log, an object etc. We will be using these as a way to introduce your research and to think about how you currently document your work and why.