LIVING RESEARCH: THE URGENCY OF THE ARTS

NAFAE Research Student Conference

Friday, 15 March 2019 (All day)

Event Institution: 

Royal College of Art

Event Partner: 

National Association for Fine Art Education

Callout Link: 

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Booking website:

Free to NAFAE members.

Event Address: 

Royal College of Art
1 Hester Rd
London
SW11 4AN
United Kingdom

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  • Introduction

    What does arts and humanities research have to offer in our current socio-political climate? This conference for research students takes as its focus the way arts research methods and practices might be put to use in our contemporary moment. We ask, what ‘work’ can a PhD do? By this we do not mean how might our research be instrumentalised or applied, but rather how might it lead our interactions with, and understanding of, the world.

  • Itinerary
    9.30am-10am
    Registration
    Dyson Building Reception, Ground Floor Dyson Building 1 Hester Road, Battersea, SW11 4AN
    10am-11am
    Welcome address - Gorvy Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, Dyson Building
    11am-11.30am
    Tea/coffee - Dyson Building Reception
    11.30am-1.30pm
    Strand breakout sessions
    Documents - DYS 111, Print Seminar Room, 1st floor, Dyson Building
    Environment - WOO 164, 1st floor, Woo Building
    Me - DYS 126, Clore Seminar Room, 1st floor Dyson Building
    1.30pm-2.30pm
    Lunch + Viewing of Research Posters
    SAC 016, Painting Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Sackler Building
    2.30pm-4.30pm
    Strand breakout sessions
    Collaboration - DYS 126, Clore Seminar Room, 1st floor Dyson Building
    Entanglement - WOO 164, 1st floor, Woo Building
    Reenactment- DYS 111, Print Seminar Room, 1st floor, Dyson Building
    4.30pm-6pm
    Performances / Screenings
    Gorvy Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, Dyson Building
    6pm - 9.00pm
    There’s something lurking in the shadows that might be interesting
    Private View (RCA Arts & Humanities MPhil/PhD Research Student Exhibition)
    Dyson Gallery, Ground Floor, Dyson Building
  • Call Out

    What does arts and humanities research have to offer in our current socio-political climate? This conference for research students takes as its focus the way arts research methods and practices might be put to use in our contemporary moment. We ask, what ‘work’ can a PhD do? By this we do not mean how might our research be instrumentalised or applied, but rather how might it lead our interactions with, and understanding of, the world.

    Call for proposals; 300 word abstracts to be submitted on proforma  downloadable from nafae.org.uk and emailed to admin@nafae.org.uk by  6th January 2019

    Hosted by the Royal College of Art, London, the Living Research conference will run six strands of thinking around creative propositions engendered by a single word. The categories; Collaboration, Documents, Entanglement, Environment, Me and Reenactment, are currently in use within the RCA’s School of Arts and Humanities, bringing together researchers across disciplines, developing creative methods to explore terms that demand urgent enquiry. It is hoped they will allow for a wide range of responses, in both content and form.

    Beginning with Environment as both concept and site, we examine its multiplicity, as hostile, or in distress. In Reenactment we explore methods of return, repetitions and copying that often allow a habitation of the past in order to forge future encounters. The pleasures and difficulties of living and working together may be explored in Collaboration and further complicated as a kind of passagenwerk of erotic praxis, artificial intelligences and quantum consciousness in Entanglement. The traces, artefacts and the problematic and violent histories of living with ourselves may be exposed in Documents, taking us through to a spotlight on Me and the slippery subject of subjectivity, with the potential of subversive tactics and shifting, multiple positions and voices.

    • Strand 1: Collaboration
    • Strand 2: Documents
    • Strand 3: Environment
    • Strand 4: Entanglement
    • Strand 5: Me
    • Strand 6: Re-Enactment

     

    The conference is open to all research students in UK and the rest of the world, at any stage of their studies. There is no conference fee but delegates’ institutions should be a member of NAFAE or they should take an individual annual student membership subscription.

    Call for proposals; 300 word abstracts to be submitted on proforma downloadable from nafae.org.uk and emailed to admin@nafae.org.uk by 6th January 2019



Event Papers: 

Presentation Papers: 

Material Aliveness and Affective Projection in Reparative Painting
Shannon Forrester
DOCUMENTS
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Speaking Two Languages
Anthony Jackson
DOCUMENTS
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Being vulnerable to the making, in the making
Edward Turpie
DOCUMENTS
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Unravelling Feminist Periodicals
Bec Wonders
DOCUMENTS
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Creating Balance Between Transformation and Preservation within UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Aslihan Caroupapoulle
ENVIRONMENT
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Sensation and affect down at the seaside arcade
Martha Jean Lineham
ENVIRONMENT
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Dyspraxia in the Workshop
Emily Ohlund
ENVIRONMENT
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Dark kitchens and desert cities: (dis)embodied resistance at the (non)site
Adam Walker
ENVIRONMENT
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Diamond Reynolds: A Journey from Social Media to Celluloid
Kirsten Adkins
ME

Opening up the Receptors
Jenny Eden
ME
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The Poetics of Reticence
Eve Grubin
ME
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Sometimes you think you are a bird, but actually you are a kite.
Di Lan
ME
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Reading Polish Film History through Auto-ethnography and Remix
Rafal Morusiewicz
ME
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Possible Lives: Finding Consciousness in the Humanities and the Arts
Muhammad Suleman
ME
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