Ways of Working
This module will introduce postgraduate students to a range of practice-based research methodologies, including film & media, image, text, performance and sound. Such methodologies are inherently interdisciplinary and intersect with history, geography, politics and languages through, for example, rich and innovative ethnographic techniques and philosophical engagement. In this way, the module is useful for students undertaking practice-based work within the arts as well as those seeking alternative methodologies (such as visual, sonic, performative) to support research from other fields.
The module presents a series of lectures that address ideas of visualising, imagining and experiencing geographical, cultural, emotional and spiritual ideas of place and space, before leading into tutorial-based sessions that work with students to develop appropriate practice-based methodologies within their own research projects.