As artists, designers, curators, critics, educators, and 11 academics, what is ‘research’ for us in the second and third decades of the 21st century? Do we conduct research? What do we do when we do it, how do we do it, and what makes up this doing? What is done, and what needs to be done? As practitioners, do we think about practice-as-research, and about research-aspractice, and if so, how so?  

The lecture series "Research as Practice" by Prof. dr. Marquard Smith, mostly aimed at PhD students, will try to address these questions, with the help of guest speakers.


12th November 14:00 together with Joanne Morra, feminist and art theorist who established the Doctoral Platform at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.


19th November 14:00 together with Doreen Mende, curator/theorist, Head and Professor of the Research-Based Masters Programme CCC at HEAD-Genève, Associate Faculty at the Dutch Art Institute, and co-founder of the Harun Farocki Institut.


26th November 14:00 together with Dr Alice Twemlow, design historian/theorist and Research Professor at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, and Associate Professor at Leiden University.


3rd December 14:00 together with Dr Chantal Faust, artist, Programme Leader for MA Critical Fine Art Practice at Royal College of Art, London, and former co-Director of the Doctoral Programme in the School of Arts & Humanities.


10th December together with Dr Eeva Berglund, an anthropologist who works on environmental policy at Aalto University and Dr Francisco Martinez, anthropologist/ethnographer, University of Helsinki/Estonian Academy of Arts.

Link for joining lectures here.