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Research-creation: critique, care and collaboration through creative practice

06. Juli – 20. Juli 2024 

Vri­je Uni­ver­siteit Ams­ter­dam Sum­mer School

„Research-cre­ation: cri­tique, care and col­lab­o­ra­tion through cre­ative practice”
VU Ams­ter­dam Sum­mer School
8–19 July

The course is aimed at sup­port­ing advanced Bach­e­lor stu­dents and first year Mas­ter stu­dents. It will be taught in person/on cam­pus and car­ries a study load of 3 ECTS.
For those unfa­mil­iar with the term, research-cre­ation is an approach to research that engages artis­tic expres­sion, schol­ar­ly inves­ti­ga­tion, curios­i­ty, and exper­i­men­ta­tion. In prac­tice, this means that research top­ics are select­ed and explored through a cre­ation process, such as the pro­duc­tion of a film or video, per­for­mance or instal­la­tion, sound-work, zine, or mul­ti­me­dia arts/texts.
This sum­mer, the course will have a spe­cial focus on rela­tion­ships, men­tal health, con­flict in col­lab­o­ra­tions, and the messi­ness of co-cre­ative work. We will draw on spe­cif­ic exam­ples from queer, anti-colo­nial, migrant jus­tice, and Pales­tin­ian lib­er­a­tion move­ments. The course will incor­po­rate read­ing-based dis­cus­sions, hands-on cre­ative work­shops, and exam­ples of research-cre­ation in prac­tice, in an effort to engage broad­er dis­cus­sions con­cern­ing method­ol­o­gy, ethics, respon­si­bil­i­ty, and (insti­tu­tion­al) solidarities/activism with­in and beyond the uni­ver­si­ty. To this end, this course will include pre­sen­ta­tions by schol­ars and prac­ti­tion­ers from inside and out­side of academia.
You can read more and reg­is­ter here.