Research training Event ” Against Delivery” November 12-13th, 2015

The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, doctoral programme will be hosting a two-day research training event under the auspices of LAHP (London Arts & Humanities Partnership) AHRC DTP, UCL ESRC DTC, and EARN (the European Art Research Network) entitled Against Delivery, which will be held at the Slade Research Centre Woburn Square, UCL, on 12-13 November 2015Against Delivery is open to all Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences doctoral students from across EARN and King’s College London, School of Advanced Study, University College London and Queen Mary, University of London.

The conference aims to break down the presenter-audience relation by encouraging active participation and creative presentation formats. Against Delivery reflects the search for modes of practice-based research which seek to generate alternative formats of exchange. The first day of the conference, Against Delivery: Researching Practice, will consider what practice-based research means, both for researchers and their audience. The second day, Against Delivery: Imag(in)ing Change, addresses how ethical considerations inform and impact upon practice-based research.

Against Delivery aims to provoke discussion around practice-based research, taking the form of art, performance, workshops, music and installation among others, foregrounding questions such as:

● How can inherited notions of ‘research’ and ‘knowledge’ – and habitual modes of ‘delivery’ – be re-thought or recovered through practice-based research?

● Instead of talking about research, how can research be embodied through the material processes of – and moments of encounter with – practice-based research?

● How might considerations of practice-based research complicate and challenge our understanding of the artwork as a finite outcome?

Further details of the open call can be found online at

Deadline for submissions to Against Delivery is 29th June 2015.

Submissions – and all enquiries – should be directed to

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