It's alive! The search for form
Wednesday 29 September 2021, 2 - 4.30pm
The Practice Research Assembly is pleased to present our Autumn 2021 event: It’s alive! The search for form.
Practice research can look as unique as the researchers performing it. In this session we explore the different forms practice research can take and consider how traditional modes might be challenged and developed.
In an online presentation we will hear keynotes from Course Director and Lecturer in Cinematic Arts Dr Murat Akser, School of Art and Humanities, Ulster University, Professor of Experimental Architecture Dr Rachel Armstrong, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, and Reader in Theatre, Performance and Sport and Deputy Dean (Interim) Dr Broderick Chow, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, who will each be considering form within the context of their own practice research.
This session is intended for anyone interested in practice research across the disciplines supported by SGSAH, which include architecture, art, design, film, music, performing arts and writing as well as those who work through interdisciplinarity. Whether intending to apply for PhD study, a current PhD student, or an independent researcher, we invite everyone to join us for what will be an exciting event.
2-2.05pm: Welcome: Professor Maria Fusco, DJCAD, University of Dundee
Introductions: Dr Lucy Donaldson, Film Studies, University of St. Andrews
2.05-2.45pm: Keynote followed by Q+A: Dr Murat Akser, School of Art and Humanities, Ulster University
2.45-3.25pm: Keynote followed by Q+A: Dr Rachel Armstrong, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University
3.30-4.10pm: Keynote followed by Q+A: Dr Broderick Chow, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
4.10-4.25pm: Conversation between speakers
4.25-4.30pm: Closing remarks
Click here to watch Murat Akser's presentation
Click here to watch Rachel Armstrong's presentation
Click here to watch Broderick Chow's presentation
About the Presenters
Murat Akser is an award-winning filmmaker and a Lecturer in Cinematic Arts, Ulster University. He received his MA degree in Cinema and Media Studies and PhD in Communication and Culture from York University. Murat's research focuses on history and aesthetics of independent filmmaking, emerging film genres and migrant/diasporic/transnational cinemas.
Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, and is a Visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium, a Senior TED Fellow and a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Rising Waters II confab Fellow. She holds a First-Class Honours degree with 2 academic prizes from the University of Cambridge (Girton College), a medical degree from the University of Oxford (The Queen’s College), was admitted as a Member to the Royal College of New Zealand General Practitioners 2005-2015 and awarded a PhD (2014) from the University of London (Bartlett School of Architecture).
Broderick Chow is Reader in Theatre, Performance and Sport and Deputy Dean (Interim) of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. His research concerns the intersections of sport, theatre, and physical culture, which he explores historically, through ethnography, and practice research. He is co-editor of Performance and Professional Wrestling (Routledge, 2016) and the forthcoming Sports Plays. His forthcoming book Dynamic Tensions explores the origins of men’s fitness practices in UK/US popular theatre.
Chair: Lucy Fife Donaldson
Lucy Fife Donaldson is Senior Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews and her research focuses on the materiality of style and the body in popular film and television. She is the author of Texture in Film (2014), co-editor (with James Walters) of Television Performance (2019).
Lead: Professor Maria Fusco
Maria Fusco is Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee and is lead academic for Practice Research Assembly. Her own practice research spans the registers of critical, fiction, performance and theoretical writing. www.mariafusco.net
Research Assistant: Katie Hart Potapoff
Katie Hart Potapoff is based at DJCAD, University of Dundee, researching her practice-led PhD, titled With an Attentiveness Towards Intimacy and Texture: Exploring a Sense of Land and Place Through Creative Practices. At the centre of her practice research is an exploration of the space in-between. www.katiehartpotapoff.com
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