Following on from discussions held at the supervisors forum on the 4 June 2008, and Border Conflicts on the 21 May 2009 (co-hosted between Olivia Sagan of CLTAD and ICFAR), both centres are now preparing to foreground a future UAL research project in the emerging field of supervision of PhD students engaged in practice-based knowledge and enquiry.

Dr Mark Ingham

In 2000 I started a full-time AHRB funded practice based PhD at Goldsmiths College. This was completed in 2005 and I have continued to practice and be involved in practice-based research ever since. This phase of practice and research culminated in an Arts Council for England funded exhibition at Dilston Grove, Cafe Gallery Projects in 2008. As an artist I have been excited by the dynamic relationships between research, theory and practice and how these relationships can be mutually beneficial to my own and others work. As a supervisor of practice-based PhDs I have taken a keen interest in the continuing and often contradictory developments in the way they are thought about in the educational institutions I have worked in over the last 10 years. The paradoxes and fluidity of the various manifestations of practice-based and practice-led research has both intrigued and frustrated me in equal measure. This scoping project will be an opportunity to look more closely at the current states of debate surrounding practice and research and above all be a useful piece of research to the students and staff of UAL.

120 Days and Nights


6 Responses to “About”

  1. Olivia February 12, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Good site – this will be a great way of keeping up to speed with the scoping, and contributing along the way.

    The conference posts are really helpful, too.

  2. Kathleen.Irwin@uregina.ca April 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    I am very interested in following the shifting notions of practice based research.

    • Mark Ingham April 18, 2011 at 10:36 am #

      Dear Kathleen

      I am still in the process of trying to find extra funding to continue with this research project and when I do I will let you know….

      All the best


  3. Kathleen.Irwin@uregina.ca April 16, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    I am very interested in following this discussion.

  4. Kathleen Irwin April 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    I am eager to follow this discussion.

  5. Shaun Belcher August 3, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Dear Dr. Ingham

    I found your website here by chance but it very useful. I am currently half way through a M.A. by registered project and my focus has moved to a ‘graphic research’ (drawings, cartoons, comic strips) examination of the area of art school research and pedagogy especially at present the in my opinion flawed use of Frayling’s categories for Artistic Research in Fine Art. I am involved in the Wimbledon College of Art STEAM conference (details here : http://www.shaunbelcher.com/research/). I hope you may find it of interest or at very least faintly amusing 🙂

    Shaun Belcher

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