Arts Research Africa - Creative Work PhD supervision seminar series
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ARA Podcast - the innovative new PhD programme in Drama for Life
Arts Research Africa — In this ARA dialogue, we discuss the new PhD programme at Drama for Life in the Wits School of Arts. This programme, launched in 2017, has just won the 2019 Wits Faculty of Humanities Individual Teaching and Learning Award for Postgraduate Teaching. The designer of the programme, Dr Petro Janse van Vuuren, and the head and founder of Drama For Life, Warren Nebe, are in discussion with Prof Christo Doherty, the head of Arts Research in the Wits School of Arts. They...
ARA Podcast - Ethnographies and Art Practices as Research in Africa
Arts Research Africa — In this ARA dialogue, we look at the changing relationship between ethnographies and art practice as research in Africa. The dialogue was prompted by the recent workshop on African ethnographies which was organised by Dr Jung Ran Annachiara Forte and Prof Sakhumzi Mfecane from the Department of Anthropolog and Sociology at the University of the Western Cape as part of the ongoing African Critical Inquiry Programme. The workshop was intended to prompt reflection around...
ARA Podcast - The Challenge of publishing artistic research on a digital platform
Arts Research Africa — In this ARA dialogue, we explore the thinking behind Ellipses the innovative online publishing platform for creative research that has been just issued a submission call for its third issue. [www.ellipses.org.za] The editor-in-chief/digital editor of Ellipses, Dr Tegan Bristow, and the editor of issue 3, Dr Mareli Stolp, are in discussion with Prof Christo Doherty, from the ARA (Arts Research Africa) project in the Wits School of Arts.
ARA Podcast - Denise Nicholson: Open Access, APCs, and Predatory Publishing Practices
Arts Research Africa — Open Access is an international movement that aims to “make the products of research freely accessible to all.” Here in the global South, the movement is becoming increasingly influential across many universities, with Wits adopting Open Access as official policy in June 2018. In this ARA podcast, Denise Nicholson, the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. gives a highly informative presentation on Open Access, APCs,...
ARA Podcast - Did Watershed bridge the Art-Science divide?
Arts Research Africa — Did the Watershed Conference bridge the Art-Science chasm? A dialogue between Prof Lenore Manderson and Christo Doherty. This is the 7th dialogue in the Arts Research Africa, Creative Work Supervision series in The Wits School of Arts and was held on Wed 17 October. Lenore Manderson conceptualised and directed the historic, Watershed: Art, science and elemental politics, conference at Wits this Septermber. The conference was driven by her conviction that art research...
ARA Podcast - Where do you look for lost water?
Arts Research Africa — Where do you look for lost water? - Artistic research, arts pedagogy, and environmental politics in the Global South. A dialogue between Prof Atul Bhalla and Prof David Andrew. Held on Wed 10 October CNS Smart Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House. The recent ARA Artist in Residence in The Wits School of Arts, Athul Bhalla, is in dialogue with David Andrew about the experience of creating his installation Looking for Lost Water (Explorations at the Cradle)...
ARA Podcast - Beyond the Ready Made
Arts Research Africa — This is a podcast of the 5th dialogue in the Arts Research Africa, Creative Work Supervision series in The Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Entitled “Can we go beyond the Readymade? - the creation of new artistic works and the art of collaboration (within an academic environment)”, this was a dialogue between ARA Artist in Residence, Dr Kathleen Tagg, and Dr Cameron Harris from the Wits Music Department, held on Wed 12 September 2018....
Digital Media Aesthetics in the time of Climate Crisis
Arts Research Africa — In this podcast of the 4th dialogue in the Arts Research Africa series, Christo Doherty and Thomas Pringle explore the question of how computer models, and forms of digital visualisation, have evolved a new digital media aesthetics that has a complex relationship with the understanding of climate crisis in the 21st century. Thomas Pringle is a Brown Presidential fellow and PhD candidate with the department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. He is a...
Why the Creative Work PhD at Wits?
Arts Research Africa — Why the Creative Work PhD at Wits? A dialogue with Prof Gerrit Olivier. This dialogue introduces the Creative Work PhD supervision seminar series in the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The series is part of the Arts Research Africa project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The seminar/dialogue took place on WEDNESDAY 25 JULY from 13:15 - 14:15 in the Drama For Life Resource Centre, 21st Floor, University...