assumed knowledge
what is needed• A 2,000 word research report with bibliography and  references that critically reflects upon the impact of...
reflective practice
reflectionin action - (while doingsomething)
reflectionon action (after you have done it)
ask yourself questionslots and continuously
why do you make work?
what’s it for?
what do you want from your work?
what do you get from your work?
what is your work about?
who is your audience?
where does the work go?
what do you like doing?
building a reference point(s)
art historymusicdance          connectionswritinggeneral historygeography/placecontemporary practicescience
materials and process’sunderstand what you work withbecome an expert
defining practice
your making - contextual framework        social              political      personal       critical/ theoretical      his...
social contextMaking and seeing an image alwaystakes place in a social context. Theway it is seen and how it is seen arecu...
political contextSpecific political issuebroad political issuegender - race - ethnicity - sexualorientation - class - disa...
personal contextBiography - narrative of the selfparticular issues - memoriesWhat motivates/ drives you?Your particular sk...
critical/theoretical contextDoes your work relate to particularcritical debates about contemporary artand design practices...
historical contextUnderstand how/whether your practicerelates to a tradition, with a historyHow knowledge relates to perio...
geographical contextLocal, regional, national, international,global.Where do you make your work?Do you make your work in r...
institutional contextMA Course - school of designYour educational background/experienceYour professionalbackground/experie...
cultural contextIn it’s broadest sense - ‘a whole way oflife’ - this relates to all the othercategories.More specifically,...
mapping your practiceAny other contexts worth considering?ImportanceOverlappingchange - evolution of practice
why find one?vacuum      moving forwardlearning    growingposition    aspiration
HOW
what is a journal?
formatA4, 5, 6, 7, 8pocketphonei pad
a journal is a place for...Recording      thoughts, ideas, observations, thingsReflecting      to gain understandingAnalyz...
what’s in it - actual?written notesdiagramsdrawingssketches
what’s in it - ideas?personal insightobservationsquestionsspeculationthe work of others
contentraw       un-thought-out observationsrecorded close to the action       think police note bookreflection       stuf...
questionswhat happened?why did it happen?what do I think about this?what should I do as a result of this?how do I do this?
how to use itwrite oftennote down dates and timeswrite freely - without hesitationwrite down stuff even if its not relevant
Course seminar 1 defining practice.
Course seminar 1 defining practice.
Course seminar 1 defining practice.
Course seminar 1 defining practice.
Course seminar 1 defining practice.
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Course seminar 1 defining practice.

  1. 1. assumed knowledge
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. reflective practice
  4. 4. reflectionin action - (while doingsomething)
  5. 5. reflectionon action (after you have done it)
  6. 6. ask yourself questionslots and continuously
  7. 7. why do you make work?
  8. 8. what’s it for?
  9. 9. what do you want from your work?
  10. 10. what do you get from your work?
  11. 11. what is your work about?
  12. 12. who is your audience?
  13. 13. where does the work go?
  14. 14. what do you like doing?
  15. 15. building a reference point(s)
  16. 16. art historymusicdance connectionswritinggeneral historygeography/placecontemporary practicescience
  17. 17. materials and process’sunderstand what you work withbecome an expert
  18. 18. defining practice
  19. 19. your making - contextual framework social political personal critical/ theoretical historical geographical institutional cultural
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. political contextSpecific political issuebroad political issuegender - race - ethnicity - sexualorientation - class - disability - religion
  22. 22. 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?
  23. 23. critical/theoretical contextDoes your work relate to particularcritical debates about contemporary artand design practices?Is your work informed by/engagingwith/contesting particular theoreticalframeworks/issues?
  24. 24. historical contextUnderstand how/whether your practicerelates to a tradition, with a historyHow knowledge relates to periods intime.
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. institutional contextMA Course - school of designYour educational background/experienceYour professionalbackground/experienceYour family background/experience
  27. 27. 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?
  28. 28. mapping your practiceAny other contexts worth considering?ImportanceOverlappingchange - evolution of practice
  29. 29. why find one?vacuum moving forwardlearning growingposition aspiration
  30. 30. HOW
  31. 31. what is a journal?
  32. 32. formatA4, 5, 6, 7, 8pocketphonei pad
  33. 33. a journal is a place for...Recording thoughts, ideas, observations, thingsReflecting to gain understandingAnalyzing to further your learningConcluding setting out what you have thought about
  34. 34. what’s in it - actual?written notesdiagramsdrawingssketches
  35. 35. what’s in it - ideas?personal insightobservationsquestionsspeculationthe work of others
  36. 36. contentraw un-thought-out observationsrecorded close to the action think police note bookreflection stuff you have thought aboutconnections notes on the unexpected
  37. 37. questionswhat happened?why did it happen?what do I think about this?what should I do as a result of this?how do I do this?
  38. 38. how to use itwrite oftennote down dates and timeswrite freely - without hesitationwrite down stuff even if its not relevant

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