Author: Noshin Sultan

A new form of Collaboration: Immersive Experiences Redefined

In this blog, we’re exploring an emerging kind of interdisciplinary collaboration, and how similar kinds of highly iterative, agile workflow could benefit the wider creative sector. This article is less focussed on the outputs of our R&D processes, and more about how we worked together as a collective of production studios and researchers. In late … Continued

Knowledge and research based in practice: ways of knowing and articulation

Considering practice-based-research through anecdotal experiences across academia, museums and archival practices While doing research for my PhD thesis at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University in 2019 I was in discussion with my then Director of Studies, Dr Natalie Garrett Brown who suggested I use the term ‘practice-informed-research’ rather than the more … Continued

Compassionate Interviewing Techniques for Creative Knowledge Exchange: In Discussion with True Crime Practitioners

Megan Lupton is a PhD candidate at De Montfort University investigating the ethics of true crime content. As part of her research, she conducted semi-structured interviews with true crime practitioners to understand how they navigate ethical dilemmas associated with their genre. The knowledge exchange between Megan, the researcher, and the interviewees was a surprising yet … Continued

Knowledge exchange has always been at the heart of music conservatoires, but do current metrics accurately reflect the richness of these KE environments?

Knowledge exchange is a term used to describe a variety of activities that creative higher education institutions have been undertaking for a long time. What we may refer to as outreach, business and community engagement, impact, and / or widening participation, falls under this term, defined by UKRI as ‘universities and other higher education institutions … Continued

How does academic research generate impact through, or on, artistic and cultural activities? An analysis of the 2021 REF impact case studies

The importance of impact arising from, and having effects on, artistic and cultural production While it is broadly acknowledged that academic research should generate real-world impact, the discourse often focuses on impact arising from academic knowledge feeding into technological and business innovation; much less so on the impacts that involve, either as means or outcomes, … Continued

Creative Change: Interaction and Impact on Wellbeing in Incarceration

Detail of We Roar artwork by Anonymous, HMP Oakwood

Faye Claridge and Dr Ana Chamberlen, are awardees of the second round of NCACE Micro-commissions. They undertook a programme of collaborative conversations to share their experiences and research on imprisonment and wellbeing with the aim to develop understanding of how creative and research interventions in prison settings can be effectively measured for impact on health … Continued