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Practice Exchange: Articulating Practice

  • Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London 43 Gordon Square London, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom (map)

Practice Exchange: Articulating Practice

Monday 27 June, 10am-5pm
Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD (nearest tubes: Euston & Euston Square)

Practice Exchange: Articulating Practice is part of the CHASE training programme, Practices and is a day of presentations and discussion.   Practices as is free of charge to PhD researchers in CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England).

The day will explore how practice is imagined, seen, understood, theorised and examined in practice-based/practice-as-research PhD projects. We will hear from practising academics, recently graduated PhDs, and PhD researchers who will reflect on research through practice from a range of perspectives and standpoints. How do researchers across artistic disciplines approach theorising their practice? How do researchers defend research pursued through practice in the context of the viva? What experiences, questions and challenges are shared, and what are specific to certain practices? Each session incorporates time for discussion, and ample coffee breaks will allow for time for researchers across CHASE to meet and discuss their work.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


9.30-10am: Coffee

10-11am: Keynote: Doing Things: Ethnography and Practice-as-Research in Theatre and Performance
Dr. Broderick D. V. Chow is Lecturer in Theatre at Brunel University London. His current research examines fitness and masculinity through the lens of performance studies. From 2016 he will be PI on the AHRC-funded project Dynamic Tensions: New Masculinities in the Performance of Fitness. Broderick has published in a wide range of journals, and is coeditor of the forthcoming Performance and Professional Wrestling (Routledge 2016).

11-11.30am: Coffee

11.30am-1pm: Accounting for Practice
Practice-based researchers from Sussex and Birkbeck will introduce their projects, and consider the role and interaction of practice and theory in their research.  Speakers include Adam Whitehall (Sussex) and Joy Stacey (Sussex).

1-2pm: Lunch

2-3.30pm: Defending Practice
Recent practice-based PhD graduates will reflect on their experience of the viva.  Speakers include Dr. Nela Milic.

3.30-4pm: Coffee

4-5pm: Practice Surgery
Practice Exchange will conclude with conversation about the issues the day has raised, including discussion of a 'lucky dip' of questions submitted anonymously.

Practice Exchange: Articulating Practice is supported by CHASE, the Centre for Material Digital Culture at Sussex, and corkscrew: practice-based/led research at Birkbeck