Relational Mapping for Academic Cultural Impact: Workshop

Wednesday 23rd of June

9.30am - 12pm

Dr Michael Pierre Johnson, The Glasgow School of Art

Michael Pierre Johnson is a post-doctoral design researcher, with experience in ethnographic research and design-led approaches to inform product, digital, service and organisational innovation. In Jan 2019 he was awarded an AHRC funded Innovation Leadership Fellowship in the Creative and Digital Economy.

By combining sociological principles of actor-network theory with qualitative modes of analysis, Michael's research uses design practices, such as visual mapping and modelling methods, to support reflexive discourse on the value of creative work and evaluate creative collaboration between different expertise, stakeholders and publics in the face of shared societal challenges.

About this Session

This half-day session will explore academic cultural impact with an inter-disciplinary range of student participants engaged in research for/with creative and cultural partners and participants (including but not limited to arts, heritage, museums, creative economy and other communities of interest).

Following an introduction to creative/cultural ecologies and impact in academic research, participants will be introduce to a Creative Growth Model from Michael's research to visually map their research offering, before exploring the range of potential actors, interests and associations around their research network. This will finish with a reflexive discussion around emergent value and methods for capturing meaningful impact in academic-cultural collaborations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, paricipants will:

  • learn the basics of creative and cultural ecologies in relation to impact for academic research;
  • have learnt how to apply a Creative Growth Model through visual mapping techniques;
  • have developed an understanding of the value and impact of their research to a broad range of interests and stakeholders.

Who might be interested?

This participatory workshop will be relevant and useful to all varieties of disciplinary and interdisciplinary doctoral researchers engaged in collaborative and/or complex cultural contexts, since the methods used have a wide range of connections and applications for research impact, which could inform methods of research design and evaluation.

Participant Pre-requisites

Participants will need to have developed their doctoral research questions, aims and objectives and have a fairly developed understanding of their research context.

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First published: 26 May 2021