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Performing Process – Thinking in and through Practice

  • School: School of Art & Design
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Part-time
  • Starting: 2022
  • Funding: UK student / EU student (non-UK) / International student (non-EU) / Fully-funded


NTU's Fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme 2022

Project ID: AAD5

Practice-based PhD enquiries are invited that explore ‘performing process’ within artistic research and/or investigate the knowledge(s) generated by thinking through making.

What is at stake in focusing on the process of practice - the embodied, experiential, relational and material dimensions of artistic making, thinking, and knowing?

What is the critical role of uncertainty, disorientation, not knowing and open-ended activity within artistic research?

How might an encounter with the unfamiliar and strange(r) operate as a micro-political, ethico-aesthetic practice?

How might process-focused artistic exploration intervene in and offer new perspectives on the uncertain conditions of contemporary life?

The Artistic Research Centre at NTU is constituted by an interdisciplinary collegiate research environment with an ambition to continue to be at the forefront of innovation in artistic research processes. The Centre supports, both within and beyond the University, a breadth of investigations, networks, collaborators, sharing insights and interpretations in order to reflect the broad range of research activities, processes and practices.

School strategic research priority

This project will align with the Artistic Research Centre and its research goals

Entry qualifications

For the eligibility criteria, visit our studentship application page.

How to apply

For guidance and to make an application, please visit our studentship application page. The application deadline is Friday 14 January 2022.

Fees and funding

This is part of NTU's 2022 fully-funded PhD Studentship Scheme.

Guidance and support

Download our full applicant guidance notes for more information.

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