Created and Contested Territories

Method statement

The method developed by the group evolved through discussion and the presentation/critique of models of interdisciplinary engagement that could support the research activities of a disparate group of creative theorists and practitioners.

Key considerations in defining and refining the method were:

  • Cognitive distance between the members’ disciplines;
  • Identification and testing of appropriate discourses to reach an agreed and common approach to integrate knowledge and, potentially, cohere outputs from the different discipline groups represented;
  • The potential for stakeholder partnerships;
  • Research design and leadership.

As a result of much discussion, disagreement and the presentation of different theoretical and practical methods, the group coalesced around a conflict-driven, dialectical methodology.

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