research projects at gradcam
on this page
- outputs and activities lists (under construction Feb 2011)
- 'share' eu academic network 2010-2013
- irish modernism in africa, film project 2010
- 'curating and the educational turn' 2010
- 2009/10 project funding
- examples of collaborative research actions
- examples of doctoral research projects
The following links provide access to lists of activities and outputs by participants in GradCAM. The lists are under construction (due for completion Feb 2011).
- conferences / summer schools / public seminars etc.
- conference papers / public lectures / international presentations
- performances / exhibitions / curated projects
Dr. Mick Wilson (Dean of GradCAM/Head of Fine Art DIT) working with colleagues from ELIA, EARN and EUFRAD is leading a new international academic network - SHARE - in Europe addressing all aspects of the development of doctoral level studies across the arts. SHARE is the acronym for 'Step-change for Higher Arts Research and Education'. SHARE comprises 33 partners from across Europe working together on enhancing the '3rd cycle' of arts research and education (i.e., doctoral level studies) in Europe.
SHARE creates a European-wide exchange framework for the widely different experiences, practices and ideas that make up the lively domain of artistic and cultural research. The network works across a wide spectrum of creative cultural practices including visual and performing arts, music, design and media.
Dr. Lisa Godson (NCAD Fellow at GradCAM ) is a member of a team that have been commissioned by the Arts Council to make a feature-length documentary for cinematic release ‘Building Something Modern: the legacy of Irish Architects in Africa.’ This was through successful competition for funding from the ‘reel art’ funding strand. The film will premiere at the Dublin Film Festival in February 2011.‘Building Something Modern’ addresses the unknown history of Irish Modernism, focusing on hundreds of churches designed by Irish architects, and built not in Ireland, but in Africa.
Irish Architecture in the 1960's was sharply divided between the traditional and the Modern, with many architects inspired by the Modernist movement, but unable to find clients willing to pay for their designs. Within this context however, a group of Dublin architects succeeded in designing and constructing hundreds of Modernist buildings, none of which were ever built in Ireland. Rather, these buildings were all constructed in Africa - Modernist churches designed in Ireland for the newly converted abroad. Designs were sent to Nigeria, to South Africa, to Kenya, and built by locals. ‘Building Something Modern’ examines this legacy of Irish architecture in Africa. Beginning with the original designs, the film goes on to examine the cultural impact of buildings designed in one country and built in another under the direction of two often antithetical ideologies; the traditions of Catholicism, and the rigorous claims of Modernism. Within a cinematic framework rooted in the experimental, the film presents the events and ideas that describe this little known chapter of Irish Modernism. From stories of architects flying bishops to France to witness the feats of Le Corbusier, to reactions from locals in Africa to the buildings then and now, the film documents this unique era in the history of Irish Modernism, and explores the often impossible gap between artistic vision and end result.
Researcher/Writer: Lisa Godson
Directors: Paul Rowley and Nicky Gogan
Producer: Maya Derrington
Sound Design: Dennis McNulty
Developed by GradCAM in association with Open Editions London, and De Appel, Amsterdam, the volume Curating and the Educational Turn (Paul O'Neill and Mick Wilson, eds.), is being launched at a series of discursive events in Europe and America, including: 10/12/2010 at Printed Matter New York De Appel/Free University Amsterdam on 31/3/2010 and at the Conference: Deschooling Society in London 29&30/4/2010
Join us at e-flux on Saturday, December 11th for the discussion "You Talkin' to me? Why are artists and curators turning to Education? #2 organized to coincide with the US launch of Curating and the Educational Turn in association with e-flux, International Curators Forum (ICF), Open Editions, GradCam and Printed Matter. Followed by a drinks reception. Speakers will include: Ute Meta Bauer, Dave Beech, Liam Gillick, Paul O'Neill, Mick Wilson, and others.
In recent years there has been increased debate about the incorporation of pedagogy into art and curatorial practice—about what has been termed 'the educational turn'. In this follow up volume to the critically acclaimed Curating Subjects, artists, curators, critics and academics respond to this widely recognised sense of art's paradigmatic re-orientation towards the educational. Consisting primarily of newly commissioned texts, from interviews and position statements to performative texts and dialogues,Curating and the Educational Turn also includes a small number of previously published writings that have proved pivotal in the debate so far. This anthology presents an essential enquiry for anyone interested in the cultural politics of production at the intersections of art, curating, and educational praxis.
On the occasion of the launch for Curating and the Educational Turn, please join Printed Matter and the author for a signing and celebration on December 10th 17:00-19:00. The book can be purchased in store or online at www.printedmatter.org. The launch is free and open to the public. Printed Matter is located at 195 10th Avenue, New York City.
"You Talkin' to Me? Why are Artists and Curators Turning to Education?" #1
Book Launch, 31 March, 20:00
Location: VU University, De Boelelaan 1105
Following the critically acclaimed reader "Curating Subjects" (2007) Open Editions and de Appel arts centre (2007) publish the companian volume: "Curating and the Educational Turn". Ed. by Paul O'Neill & Mick Wilson. In recent years there has been increased debate about the incorporation of pedagogy into art and curatorial practice –what has been termed 'the educational turn'. In this publication artists, curators, critics and academics respond to this widely recognised sense of art's paradigmatic re-orientation towards the educational.
With text contributions by: 16 Beaver Group, Peio Aguirre, Dave Beech, David Blamey & Alex Coles, Daniel Buren & Wouter Davidts, Cornford & Cross, Charles Esche, Annie Fletcher & Sarah Pierce, Liam Gillick, Janna Graham, Tom Holert, William Kaizen, Hassan Khan, Annette Krauss, Emily Pethick, & Marina Vishmidt, Stewart Martin, Ute Meta Bauer, Marion von Osten & Eva Egermann, Andrea Phillips, Raqs Media Collective, Irit Rogoff, Edgar Schmitz, Simon Sheikh, Sally Tallant, Jan Verwoert, Anton Vidokle, Tirdad Zolghadr
Published by Open Editions (London) & de Appel (Amsterdam)
Designed by Jonathan Hares
Soft board cover with dust jacket
215 x 115 x 25mm
For BOOK ORDERS UK and worldwide: http://www.openeditions.com, email: orders(at)openeditions.com
For the Netherlands http://www.deappel.nl, email: bookshop(at)deappel.nl
In Autumn 2009, an application under the Enterprise Ireland FP7 Coordinator Proposal Preparation Support Scheme was approved by Enterprise Ireland’s Industrial Research and Commercialisation Committee (IRCC) for Nollaig Ó Fiongháile to develop a European wide training network in traditional and improvised music. €18,690 was awarded to facilitate development of content and networking activity between universities active in traditional musics in the EU.
In Spring 2009, through the development initiative of Nollaig O'Fionghaile, Development Manager, consortium members achieved new project funding for:
- "Artist As Citizen: European Publics and the European City"
EC-EAC (European Commission Education, AudioVisual & Culture Executive Agency) Strand 2 - lead partner NCAD 52,800 euro. This project will showcase, examine and compare methods and approaches of artists and cultural theorists working in Europe, on questions concerning art in public involving artists, curators and now a professional network of partners through the European Arts Research Network (EARN). This is a mobility project on aspects of artistic research and the public sphere.
- "Creative Policies for the Creative City"
EC-EAC (European Commission Education, AudioVisual & Culture Executive Agency) Strand 2 - lead partner IADT 90,000.0 euro. The Creative Policies for the Creative City is a project to develop cultural solutions that address scenarios reflecting current issues within each of our regions such as 'developing a multi-cultural civic life for the historical centre of Toledo in Castilla - La Mancha; facilitating the engagement of marginalised and disadvantaged groups in society in formulating urban solutions for Newcastle-Gateshead; and addressing a suburban centres civic life outside of office hours for Dún Laoghaire. The Creative Policies for the Creative Cities consortium developed from an informal creative industries network between partners IADT- GradCAM (Ireland), Creativity, Culture & Education/ Creative Partnerships (UK) and Simetrías Fundación Internacional (Spain)
current research projects
Researchers participating in the school's core programme are actively progressing a variety of research projects across creative arts and media. Many of these research projects are premised on the direct production of creative works and the realisation of practical or performative outputs, while some conform to a standard humanities text production model or experiment within a broad strand of critical textual practice. Thus, several research projects current in the School operate primarily or solely on the basis of written work.
The School is keen to support researchers working across a wide spectrum of research modalities and topics within the broad remit of creative arts and media. These projects reflect and build upon the diversity of research traditions across the collaborating institutions and their different centres and units. We believe that over time, and as we pursue our strategic goals, the breadth of disciplinary-mix and the diversity of research projects will grow even further. Unlike a dedicated research centre our purpose is not exclusive specialisation but rather general enhancement of the researchers active across the broadly conceived domain of creative arts and media.
Balancing this broad agenda for research development and the pro-active enhancement of the individual researcher, the School has adopted a variety of thematic strands to orient its work. These themes co-ordinate meaningful and challenging interactions between diverse researchers and discipline experts. They provide a framework for an emergent and diverse programme of enquiry. For more details on these themes, and on our overall programme of researcher education, see our programme overview.
Research: Publics and Purposes' .
of Archival Reason' Exhibitionat RHA (curated by Henk Slager / EARN
- 'Re :
Public' Exhibition at TBG&S (curated by Daniel Jewesbury).
- 'Sound Re:
Sound' GradCAM Researcher, Sarah Dunne, Exhibition at Broadcast
of Engagement" Clodagh Emoe, GradCAM Resaercher exhibition at Project
The Question of Culture, Summer School at IMMA 21-25.9.09.
- Earful @
Project, a day of listening with audio culture seminar group atproject
Arts Centre, 1.5.09.
- Space - Network, Exhibition and Symposium at Broadcast 28-31.8.09
is the Place, Exhibition at NCAD Gallery.
Anarchism, GradCAM researcher art work, 2.8.09.
- 'Mobilise: Another city is
possible' (attached to the everyday seminar).
- 'After curating degree zero:
Curatorial archives, discourses, and practices'.
- 'Peer-review for creative arts research' (a project to develop peer-review
protocols for the creative arts).
- 'future_trad: Developing
an international graduate programme for traditional musics'.
- An Investigation
of Children’s Primary School Seating: the Development and Application
of Design Guidelines and Standards.
- Disclosing the
In-Between: Encountering the Liminal in Contemporary Art.
- Locative media
and mapping practice in the creation of urban based participatory artworks.
of the public sphere: a historical and contemporary investigation of
the relationship between curatorial practice and notions of ‘publicness’.
- Art, Education
and Event: An Investigation of evental philosophy and informal pedagogies.
- The role of information
and communications technology in mediating the network of relationships
between local authorities and their communities in urban development.
- Playing and becoming
who we are: A genealogy of the contemporary playing subject, oriented
by an ethics of care and inoperativity.
- Practicing Memory:
Archival Theory and Contemporary Art.
and visuality: A photographic exploration of scopic power and spatial
- Digital networking
and its impact on the independent music sector.
- Site specific performance
and the development of audiences for theatre.
- Testing the 'creative cities' proposition.