Public seminar, November 19 2010

Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen
Karen Blixen Vej 1, Building 21
2300 Copenhagen S

Time and place:

11.00-12.30 PhD Miya Yoshida: Practice × Research – Thinking Through The Act of Curating
in room 21.1.47

13.30-15.00 Professor Janis Jefferies: Performativity and practice-led research in the PhD dissertation – Research,
communication and evaluation in room 21.1.15. Presentation: A) Cases and B) Institutional level

15.30-16.30 Intern: Discussion in plenum of strategies, Janis Jefferies will be present at the discussion to share her research and experience during the discussion in room 21.5.56 (Dramasalen)

Practice × Research

– Thinking Through The Act of Curating

Lecture by PhD Miya Yoshida

Miya Yoshida is a free-lance curator and researcher based in Berlin. With MA in Art History from Goldsmith College and PhD in Philosophy in Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy, she has been working with various media-related art projects, including mobile telephone art projects Invisible Landscapes in Malmö, Bangkok, Lund, and continuously World in Your Hand in Dresden, projects on mapping, as well as film screenings in Berlin of Japanese film from the 1930s and Japanese New Wave Cinema. Miya participated in the 2009 SocioAesthetic conference at University of Copenhagen with a presentation on The ’Hidden Homeless’ in Japan’s Contemporary Mobile Culture. Miya was a guest lecturer at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies in Spring 2010 with a course on Amateurism and D.i.Y culture based on action-research methods.

In her presentation, Miya Yoshida will discuss the potentials, limitations and possibilities of practice based research, by producing a series of questions to gradually clarify what practice based research means. Practice based research were emerged and structured under contemporary circumstances. What function does it imply in society? What kind of mode of thinking and space can practice-based research open up? As a departing point in her presentation, Miya will introduce her doctoral research from Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Sweden in 2006 as one example.

Performativity and practice-led research in the PhD dissertation
– Research, Communication and Evaluation

Lecture by Professor Janis Jefferies

Professor Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator, Professor of Visual Arts in the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London, Director of the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles and Artistic Director of Goldsmiths Digital Studios. GDS is dedicated to collaborations among practicing artists, cultural and media theorists, and innovators in computational media, who together are expanding the boundaries of artistic practice, forging the future of digital technologies and developing new understanding of the interactions between technology and society

Jefferies was trained as a painter and later pioneered the field of contemporary textiles within visual and material culture.

As artistic director of Goldsmiths Digital Studios, Jefferies convenes the MFA in Computational Studio Arts and the PhD in Arts and Computational Technology. She set up and convenes The Thursday Club – an open forum for anyone interested in the theories and practices of cross-disciplinarity, interactivity, technologies and philosophies of the state-of-the-art in the current and future cultural landscape(s).

Jefferies has major experience with assessment of practice-led PhDs from assessment committees all over the UK.

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