what is needed• A 2,000 word research report with bibliography and references that critically reflects upon the impact of your research and the methods used in relation to the work produced.• b) A body of work that responds to your research for the unit.• c) An annotated research file.
your making - contextual framework social political personal critical/ theoretical historical geographical institutional cultural
social contextMaking and seeing an image alwaystakes place in a social context. Theway it is seen and how it is seen areculturally constructed.Audience for work - who isincluded/excluded/implicated on theways an image is produced, circulatedand consumed
political contextSpecific political issuebroad political issuegender - race - ethnicity - sexualorientation - class - disability - religion
personal contextBiography - narrative of the selfparticular issues - memoriesWhat motivates/ drives you?Your particular skills as an artist/designer/writer/photographerWhat strategies do you use when thework is not going well?How do you relate to the forces that inpart condition what you know and inwhich you make things?
critical/theoretical contextDoes your work relate to particularcritical debates about contemporary artand design practices?Is your work informed by/engagingwith/contesting particular theoreticalframeworks/issues?
historical contextUnderstand how/whether your practicerelates to a tradition, with a historyHow knowledge relates to periods intime.
geographical contextLocal, regional, national, international,global.Where do you make your work?Do you make your work in relation to aparticular place?studio home church city rural cyberspace
institutional contextMA Course - school of designYour educational background/experienceYour professionalbackground/experienceYour family background/experience
cultural contextIn it’s broadest sense - ‘a whole way oflife’ - this relates to all the othercategories.More specifically, what works of artists,designers, writers, filmmakers,photographers, musicians are importantto you and your work - why?
mapping your practiceAny other contexts worth considering?ImportanceOverlappingchange - evolution of practice