There is no single model of practice research, nor is there a consistent language employed across different models. Through pairs of key words, the symposium will unpack and debate the language of practice research. Panels of three speakers will address key words in short position papers. This will set up a dynamic where different questions and positions regarding practice research can emerge and be debated. The keywords are:

Practice / Project

Work / Exhibit

Knowledge / Production

Transfer / Engagement

The symposium will appeal to prospective and current PhD students, and academics who want to explore the issues of research supervision in a creative practice context.

Speakers include: Suzie Attiwil (RMIT), Thea Brejzek (UTS), Jane Burry (Swinburne), Dennis Del Favero (UNSW), Geoff Hinchcliffe (ANU), Jacquie Kasunic (UTS), Andrew Leach (USyd), David Macarthur (USyd), Lizzie Muller (UNSW), Tim Schork (UTS), Katrina Simon (UNSW), Kate Sweetapple (UTS), Cameron Tonkinwise (UNSW), Laurene Vaughan (RMIT), Jen Webb (UCanberra)

Organising committee: Ursa Komac (UCanberra), Stephen Loo (UTasmania), Katherine Moline (UNSW), Judith O’Callaghan (UNSW), Charles Rice (UTS)

The symposium is organised as part of Design Architecture Practice Research (DAP_r), a research training initiative funded by the Office of Learning and Teaching, and led by RMIT.

DAP_r Partner organisations: Bond University, Charles Sturt University, Deakin University, Monash University, RMIT University, University of Newcastle, Queensland University of Technology, University of Canberra, University of New South Wales, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, University of Tasmania, University of Technology Sydney, University of Western Australia.