Join the Creative Interactions research group for our summer showcase event. We’ll come together to hear about some exciting projects currently being carried out at the intersection of academic research and creative practice, to take part in mini workshops and explore our own creativity across media and modes of expression, and to meet and network with fellow academic-creatives and creative-academics.
This is an in-person event, though hybrid attendance will be available for the morning presentation sessions.
Register via Eventbrite (Booking essential-limited places)
At Creative Interactions, we explore the ways in which engagement with creative practice can enhance academic research, and vice versa; we seek to open up new avenues and opportunities for what it means to do ‘academic research’ and what ‘research outputs’ should look like; and we advocate for making collaboration with creative practitioners more accessible and easier in practical terms within existing structures for funding and administrating research. We also serve as a network for those seeking to share or access knowledge about projects that combine academic and creative approaches or to meet potential collaborators. Our members are involved in projects across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines and creative media, from working in collaboration or co-creation with artists to carrying out their own practice-as-research projects, and we showcase these projects at our events and on our website.
Although we are based in the School of Arts and Humanities at The Open University, we welcome academics and practitioners from across disciplines and forms of creative expression whose interests intersect with our own. You do not need to be actively working on an academic/creative project (or have ever done so!)
If you have any questions, please contact Christine Plastow, the Director of Creative Interactions.
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