End of the academic year get together
Monday 9th July 1-4:30pm
Room 1.66 Brooks Building
All welcome, no need to book
We are delighted to offer speakers from three different projects for our end of the year get together – see below for details.
Using poor theatre to research poor theatre
Janet Batsleer, MMU and Jenny Hughes, University of Manchester
Janet Batsleer and Jenny Hughes have a long standing Manchester-based collaboration and interest in the ways applied theatre and critical street based and community projects collide, cooperate and unsettle both welfare and arts practice. In this session, Janet will invite Jenny Hughes to talk about how she used theatre as a research method in the recent Poor Theatres project.
Feeling Odd in ….
Kate Pahl, MMU
This AHRC funded project explores the concept of ‘Odd’ through an interdisciplinary lens that includes art practice and new materialism, drawing on site specific creative co-productive work in schools with teachers and young people. One initial project has worked with the idea of ‘Odd boxes’ and has involved re-imagining the idea of ‘Odd’ from the point of young people. In this presentation, we discuss the intersection between co-production, theoretically driven research and practice-oriented approaches to consider the possibilities of ‘Odd’ research within the academy and beyond. We engage with the different traditions of research, from artistic methodologies including practice-as-research, residency-as-method to participatory modes of inquiry with children and young people. The ‘Odd’ project throws up issues of voice, feeling, affect and collaborative inquiry, all key areas for arts-based research and wonders what it is like to be ‘Odd’ in the world of research.
Telling Stories: objectivity, uncertainty and agency with practice-as-research
James Oliver, Monash University
This workshop (or interactive seminar) is focussed on our ‘methodological’ imagination and the formations (or relationality/praxis) of methodology as content. Participants should bring with them an object (or ‘thing’) that in some manner pertains to their research practice, research situation or research identity. This ‘thing’ will be used to develop a story on objectivity and agency for the participants.
n.b. Image credit: Un:certain:iteration 1., James Oliver, 2018