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1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Practice-Based Research

Edited By

Craig Vear

ISBN 9780367341435
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
784 Pages 125 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge International Handbook of Practice-Based Research presents a cohesive framework with which to conduct practice-based research or to support, manage and supervise practice-based researchers. It has been written with an inclusive approach, with the intention of presenting deep and meaningful knowledge for the benefit of all readers.

This handbook has been designed to present specific detail of practice-based research by outlining its shared traits with all forms of research and to highlight its core distinguishing features into a cohesive, principled and methodical approach. To this end, the handbook is presented in five sections: 1. Practice-Based Research, 2. Knowledge, 3. Method, 4. The Practice-Based PhD and 5. Practitioner Voices. Each section begins with a leading chapter that outlines each of the distinct areas as they relate to practice-based research. This is followed by a series of contributing chapters that discuss pertinent themes in more detail.

Practitioners from a broad range of backgrounds will find these chapters helpful:

  • research students or final year graduates will be introduced to the principled nature of practice-based research
  • PhD researchers embarking on a research project or are in the flow of research will find this guidance supportive
  • professionals such as designers, makers, engineers, artists and creative technologists wishing to strengthen their research into their practice will be guided through the principled and focused nature of practice-based research
  • supervisors, managers and policy makers will benefit from the potential and rigour of practice-based researchers in the pursuit of new knowledge.

Table of Contents

Section 1 – Practice-based Research

1.1. Practice-based Research

Linda Candy, Ernest Edmonds and Craig Vear

1.2. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Practice-based Research

Jonathan Michaels

1.3. The Academisation of Creativity and the Morphogenesis of the Practice-Based Researcher

Mike Philips

1.4. The Studio and Living Laboratory Models for Practice-based Research

Linda Candy and Ernest Edmonds

1.5. Practice-based Research at SensiLab

Jon McCormack, Alon Ilsar, Tom Chandler, Mike Yeates, Elliott Wilson, Camilo Cruz Gambardella, Nina Rajcic, Maria Teresa Llano and Sojung Bahng

1.6. Working the Space: Augmenting Training for Practice-based Research

Becky Shaw

1.7. Understanding Doctoral Communities in Practice-based Research

Sian Vaughan

1.8. Research Doctorates in the Arts – A Perspective from Goldsmiths

Janis Jefferies

1.9. The PhD in Visual Arts Practice in the USA: Beyond Elkins’ Artists with PhDs

Bruce Mackh

1.10. The Relationship between Practice and Research

Gavin Sade

Section 2 – Knowledge

2.1. Knowledge

Linda Candy, Ernest Edmonds and Craig Vear

2.2. Theory as an Active Agent in Practice-based Knowledge Development

Linda Candy

2.3. Mapping Practitioner Knowledge: A Framework for Identifying New Knowledge through Practice-based Research

Craig Vear

2.4. Mapping the Nature of Knowledge in Creative and Practice-based Research

Kristina Niedderer

2.5. Un-knowing: A Strategy for Forging New Directions and Innovative Works through Experiential Materiality

Garth Paine

2.6. Appreciative Systems in Doing and Supervising Curatorial Practice-based Research

Lizzie Muller

2.7. The Art Object Does Not Embody a Form of Knowledge Revisited

Stephen Scrivener

2.8. Research, Shared Knowledge and the Artefact

Ernest Edmonds

Section 3 – Method

3.1. Method

Linda Candy, Ernest Edmonds and Craig Vear

3.2. The Common Ground Model for Practice-based Research Design

Falk Hübner

3.3. Finding the Groove: The Rhythms of Practice-based Research

Brigid Costello

3.4. Practice-based Research in the Visual Arts: Exploring the Systems of Practice and the Practices of Research

Judith Mottram

3.5. Crafting Temporality in Design: Reflecting on and Extending the Creation of Chronoscope

Amy Yo Sue Chen and William Odom

3.6. Thinking Together through Practice and Research: Collaborations across Living and Non-living Systems

Lucy HG Solomon and Cesar Baio (AKA Cesar & Lois)

3.7. Site: An Inventories Approach to Practice-led Research

Graeme Brooker

3.8. Reflective Practice Variants and the Creative Practitioner

Linda Candy

3.9. Reflection in Practice: Inter-disciplinary Arts Collaborations in Medical Settings

Anna Ledgard, Sofie Layton and Giovanni Biglino

3.10. Making Reflection-in-Action Happen: Methods for Perceptual Emergence

Jennifer Seevinck

Section 4 – The Practice-based PhD

4.1. The Practice-based PhD

Linda Candy, Ernest Edmonds and Craig Vear

4.2. A Play Space for Practice-based PhD Research

Sophy Smith

4.3. The Sound of My Hands Typing: Autoethnography as Reflexive Method in Practice-based Research

Iain Findlay-Walsh

4.4. Navigating the Unknown: A Dramaturgical Approach

Hanna Slättne

4.5. The Practice of Practice-Based Research: Challenges and Strategies

Andrew Johnston

4.6. Community-building for Practice-based Doctoral Researchers: Mapping Key Dimensions for Creating Flexible Frameworks

Sian Vaughan

4.7. Strategies for Supporting PhD Practice-based Research: The CTx Ecosystem

Craig Vear, Sophy Smith and Stacie Lee Bennett-Worth

4.8. Ethics through an Empathetic Lens: A Human-Centred Approach to Ethics in Practice-based Research

Falk Hübner

4.9. The Practice-based PhD: Some Practical Considerations

Ernest Edmonds

Section 5 – Practitioner Voices

5.1. Practitioner Voices

Craig Vear

5.2. A New Framework for Enabling Deep Relational Encounter through Participatory Practice-based Research

Alice Charlotte Bell

5.3. Risk, Creative Spaces and Creative Identity in Creative Technologies Research (or Why it’s OK for Academic Creative Technology Outputs to look Scrappy and be Buggy)

Oliver Bown

5.4. FEEDBACK: Vibrotactile Materials Informing Artistic Practice

Øyvind Brandtsegg and Alexandra Murray-Leslie

5.5. Co-evolving Research and Practice - _derivations and the Performer-developer

Ben Carey

5.6. Publishing Practice Research: Reflections of an Editor

Maria Chatzichristodoulou

5.7. From a PhD to Assisting BioMusic Research

Balandino Di Donato

5.8. The Curious Nature of Negotiating Studio-based Practice in PhD Research: Intimate Bodies and Technologies

Kerry Francksen

5.9. Encounters at the Fringe: A Relational Approach to Human-robot Interaction

Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders

5.10. The Impact of Public Engagement with Research on a Holographic Practice-based Study

Pearl John

5.11. Project-based Participatory Practice and Research: Reflections on Being ‘in the Field’

Gail Kenning

5.12. Bearing Witness - the Artist within the Medical Landscape: Reflections on a Participatory and Personal Research by Practice

Sofie Layton

5.13. Organisational Encounters and Speculative Weavings: Questioning a Body of Material

Debbie Michaels

5.14. Improvising as Practice/Research Method

Corey Mwamba

5.15. Dreaming of Utopian Cities: Art, Technology, Creative AI, and New Knowledge

Fabrizio Augusto Poltronieri

5.16. Curating Interactive Art as a Practice-based Researcher: An Enquiry into the Role of Autoethnography and Reflective Practice

Deborah Turnbull Tillman

5.17. Please Touch!

Marloeke van der Vlugt

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Craig Vear is Research Professor at De Montfort University, where he is a director of the Creative AI and Robotics lab in the Institute of Creative Technologies. His research is naturally hybrid as he draws together the fields of music, digital performance, creative technologies, Artificial Intelligence, creativity, gaming and robotics.