the question of culture
summer school 2009
creative practice and research
co-organised by imma, ucd architecture and gradcam
Monday September 21 to Friday September 25 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
the summer school takes place in the new galleries at imma 21-25 september 2009
the question of culture: creative practice and research.
This is a one week intensive summer school introducing participants to the principles, methods and purposes of creative research across many different art forms. This week long series of lectures, workshops and seminars will focus on how cultural practitioners – artists, musicians, designers, and architects – are currently pursuing research through their different art forms and practices. The Summer School is open to anyone interested in developing a better understanding of creative cultural practice as a means of enquiry.
|theme||on first principles||on not knowing||on motives||on methods||on public-ness|
|question||what is the question of culture?||what do you want to find out?||why is it worth knowing?||how do you go about finding out?||who is this work for?|
Each day entails lectures, seminars and workshops around the key theme, enabling participants to begin to formulate an answer to the key question adapted for each day. At the end of the week particpants present their ideas to ecah other in small working groups.
applying for a place
There is no cost attached to participating in the Summer School, however, places are limited, so applying to reserve a place in advance is essential. Preferential bookings will be given to participants signing up to participate in the full programme of five days intensive studies: Monday 21st to Friday 25th September 2009, 10:00-17:00. The School is targeted at practitioners with an interest in pursuing research through their practice, however, we welcome expressions of interest from the general public also.
To apply to book a place, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating:
(i) your reason for wishing to attend the summer school; and
(ii) the days you are available to participate in the programme.
Places will be allocated by a selection panel, consisting of nominees of the organising bodies.
about the guest speakers
Brian Hand is an artist, lecturer and course director of the BA (hons) in Art at the Wexford Campus School of Art and Design. His recent exhibition was an outdoor public installation titled 'Little War' at the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2008. He has recently completed a Masters in Third Level Learning and Teaching at DIT.
Barbara Holub is an artist and with Dr. Paul Rajakovics (architect and urbanist) operates as transparidiso. transparidiso is a platform in between architecture, urban design and urbanistic and artistic intervention. The projects range from design objects (as side product of larger scale contexts) to architecture and complex issues of urban development and society with a focus on ‘research through practice’. Currently transparadiso is realising a new city quarter in Salzburg for which it was awarded the Otto-Wagner-Urban-Design-Prize in 2007. See also [http://www.transparadiso.com].
Dominic Campbell is co-founder of Bacchanal, instigator of The Abbey Talks, he’s built Carnival in Trinidad and London, worked in theatre including London’s The Royal Court and Manchester’s Contact, directed Galway’s Macnas and Dublin’s DYT. Often working with youth, amateurs, professionals, mixed groups crossing sectors and in unusual locations he specialises in innovative creative activity to inspire a world of possibility. Significant projects he’s initiated or produced include: Bealtaine. Ireland’s unique celebration of creativity in older age [www.Bealtaine.com]; Murmur Dublin. An elegant modern storytelling project rewriting urban narratives. [http://murmurdublindocklands.info/]; and most recently Angry School part of the 2009 Dublin Fringe Festival. See also [http://www.homeofthebewildered.com/associates/dominic-campbell/].
Dr. Luke Clancy is an independent radio producer and journalist who runs SoundsDoable, The Five Stages (RTE Lyric FM), By The Book (RTE Lyric FM), The Wine Geese (RTE Lyric FM) and Signature Dishes (Newstalk). He also writes and presents SoundStories (RTE Radio 1). His writing on art appears in Art Review and his series on contemporary art, the visual arts correspondent for RTE Lyric FM's Artzone. Luke completed his PhD at NCAD on aspects of experimental broadcast practices in the context of ideas such as double coding, schizophonia, subject/object relations and notions of experience. He is currently preparing a live version of Soundstories to debut this summer at Cork X SW. Luke is an Associate Fellow of GradCAM. See also [http://www.rte.ie/radio1/soundstories/].
Pauline Byrne is a Strategic Planner with Treasury Holdings. Pauline spent two years in China working on large-scale master planning and strategic planning projects that extended across the country. In addition, she has extensive experience working throughout Ireland and in the UK on a range of large-scale and complex development projects. Pauline Byrne's particular interest is in the area of Urban Planning as it relates to City Competitiveness and City Marketing.
Sarah Tuck is the Executive Director of CREATE, the
national development agency for collaborative arts. Sarah has extensive
experience of working in the arts and media, having worked in senior positions
for The Moscow Times, BBC, Guardian Unlimited, LIFT (London International
Festival of Theatre) and as a freelance dramaturg, theatre director and
Sarah was appointed the Director of Create in May 2006. Sarah has a BA Honours in English and Drama, Loughborough University, England (1986) and an MA in Drama, Essex University, England, (1988) after which she moved to former East Germany and was mentored by playwright and theatre director Heiner Muller.
See also [http://www.create-ireland.ie].
Simon Sheikh is a freelance curator and critic. He was Coordinator of the Critical Studies Program, Malmö Art Academy in Sweden, 2002-2009. He was director of Overgaden – Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, 1999-2002 and Curator at NIFCA, Helsinki, 2003-2004. Editor of the magazine Øjeblikket 1996-2000, and a member of the project group GLOBE 1993-2000. Curatorial work includes exhibitions such as Exclusion, Consul, Århus, 1993, I Confess, Nikolaj – Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, 1995, Escape Attempts in Christiania, Copenhagen, 1996 (with GLOBE), Do-It-Yourself – Mappings and Instructions, Bricks+Kicks, Vienna, 1997, In My Room, Nordic Video, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1998, Models of Resistance, Overgaden, Copenhagen 2000 (with GLOBE), Naust Øygarden, Bergen, Norway 2000, Circa Berlin, Nikolaj – Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, 2005 and Capital (It Fails Us Now) at UKS, Oslo, 2005 and Kunstihoone, Tallinn, 2006. Recent publications include the anthologies We are all Normal (with Katya Sander), Black Dog Publishing, London 2001, Knut Åsdam (monograph), Fine Arts Unternehmen, Zug, 2004, In the Place of the Public Sphere?, b_books, Berlin, 2005 and Capital (It Fails Us Now), b_books, Berlin, 2006. A collection of his essays is forthcoming from b_books in the fall of 2009. His writings can also be found in such periodicals as Afterall, AnArchitectur, Open, Springerin and Texte zur Kunst. Lives in Berlin and Copenhagen. See also [http://www.gradcam.ie/researchers/fall_08/enquiry.php#spring09_6].
Dr. Siún Hanrahan is a writer and artist, and Head of Research and Postgraduate Development at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. One of the first people to complete a practice-based doctorate in the UK, Hanrahan's practice as a researcher and writer has ranged across a number of fields. In her role as Post-doctoral Fellow and, subsequently, Research Coordinator at the School of Art, Design & Printing at Dublin Institute of Technology she has published papers, and organised international projects, conferences, symposia and public lectures in relation to topics such as: practice-based research in art and design, pedagogy in art and design (including collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to education as well as the potential of e-learning in a practice-based context), and drawing research. As an artist and writer, Hanrahan's interest centres on: the nature of meaning; or the nature of our relationship to the meanings we make. Siun is an Associate Fellow of GradCAM. See also [http://www.gradcam.ie/people/siun_hanrahan.php].
about the organisers
This Summer School is a collaborative pilot project realized by the:
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
and the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM).