Creative Practice Research and its Messy Methods

Time: 10:15 - 11:30 am, Friday 30th September

Location: The Edge, Federation Square

We still don’t know what creative practice research can do. While mounting examples and a growing history of this research orientation is evident in the disciplines of architecture, art, and design, it is still a domain that can be met with institutional suspicion. Its methods are mixed and messy, it is experimental and exploratory, and it breaks rather than subscribes to convention. Instead of commencing with questions, it often concludes with them (according to the principle that to ask a question is to have pre-determined a likely answer). This panel pays particular attention to creative practice research that is supported by a feminist ethos and inspired by a critical storytelling approach.