Creative Methods Art/Practice-Based Research Seminar Series - Creative methods

This series aims to establish a dynamic hub, where discussions concerned with art/practice-based research in creative methods could flourish.

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  • Time: 3.30pm – 5pm

Session 3: Creative methods

This session explores the wide range of creative methods which could be applied to practicebased research. It reflects on the processes to choose the most relevant methodology, practical application of some, processes, and the implications.

Guest speaker: Nicole Brown, UCL

Nicole Brown (2019): Identity boxes: using materials and metaphors to elicit experiences, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2019.1590894

Abhigyan Singh (2011) Visual artefacts as boundary objects in participatory research paradigm, Journal of Visual Art Practice, 10:1, 35-50, DOI: 10.1386/jvap.10.1.35_1

Drawing on her understanding of and experience with Practice As Research as doing-thinking-being, Dr Nicole Brown presents on using objects and artefacts as creative methods for data collection and analysis. The presentation begins with an outline of methodological, practical and ethical reasons for the employment of object work and metaphorical representations before considering the research questions and foci best suited for these approaches. Nicole concludes with a consideration of the researcher’s role and responsibilities when engaging with participants, stakeholders and the wider scholarly community in Practice As Research.

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