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Navigating through Borders

Navigating through Borders: An Interdisciplinary Research Residency - Call for participants

12-18 June 2017
Pa-f (Performing Arts Forum), in Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt village, France

'Navigating through Borders: An Interdisciplinary Research Residency’ is a 7 day interdisciplinary research exchange project that aims to explore the concepts of Space, Place, and Time in relation to borders – through both practice and research. We invite CHASE students to submit their applications for this fully funded opportunity. Located at Pa-f (Performing Arts Forum), in Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt village, France - ( - researchers will participate in an intense week long residency, in which they will explore each other’s research, develop new methodological approaches to their work, and, as a result, formulate new project ideas and research trajectories. The project aims in particular to foster cross-institutional collaboration between CHASE researchers and enable the shared exploration of ideas through research and practice. Since the programme will be peer led, with no lead facilitator, all participants will be expected to make an equal contribution and be actively invested in collaborative participation.

Throughout the 7 day period, participants will be required to partake in intensive group work and develop new interdisciplinary and practice-based projects related to the site itself. As a necessary introduction to the project, the research trip will start in the UK, with participants travelling by car - physically crossing the borders between the UK, Belgium and France. This process will then be substantiated and grounded throughout the week, with reflective activities including reading groups, critical excursions, showcases and screenings. During the week students will contribute to the project blog, which will consist of both written, filmed, and audio accounts of the day’s activities, as well as assist in catering and other logistical duties. At the end of the programme students will devise theoretical and/or practical projects, and write a comprehensive post-project report to enable dissemination of these ideas.

The overall aim of the residency is to develop further a long-term research collective with a specific interest in promoting collaborative research practice in postgraduate research, and facilitating research exchange networks across academic institutions. 

Project Participation Conditions:

●     The selected participants will be expected to attend at least two planning meetings prior to the start of the project, during which the overall programme will be finalised according to individual researchers’ strengths and areas of interest. The meetings will be held on the 10th May 2017 and the 9th June 2017. The participants will also be expected to attend two post-project evaluation meetings. These dates will be confirmed at a later stage.

●     Ability to attend the “Space, Place, and Time” Critical Excursions ( would also be beneficial.  

●     The project will be self-catered, so all participants will partake in meal preparation, a rota will be finalised prior to the project start.

●     All of the participants must be available to leave from London on 12th June 2017. Travel arrangements will be made centrally, rather than individually.

●     Participants will be asked to produce individual reports (the nature of which will be discussed and decided during the meetings).

●     Participants will keep the project website and blog diary active.

●     A dissemination event will be held at the subsequent Encounters conference in which participants will reflect on their experience, and offer advice and encouragement to other students wanting to facilitate similar projects in the future.

●     The residency is open to all CHASE-funded students, PhD students at CHASE institutions, and our Non-HEI partners. 

Project coordinated by the Space, Place, and Time Research Collective:

Alex Coupe
Jamie Freeman
Annie Goh
Sandra Kazlauskaite
Benjamin Monk
Roberto Mozzachiodi
Erin Pearson
Patrick Preston
Joy Stacey
Adam Whitehall

Please use registration form below to apply. Applications will close on the 28th April 2017. Successful applications will be announced by 5th May 2017. 

To get a sense of some of the methodologies that will be involved during the week, applicants are encouraged to attend the next Critical Excursion session. More information can be found here

For any questions, contact:

Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified shortly.