Creative Practice Conference: Making Research & Researching Making

Creative Practice Conference: Making Research & Researching Making
Conference dates and location: 10-12 September 2015, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark
Conference website:
Deadline of Conference Call: 16 March 2015

‘Making Research and Researching Making’ is an international conference for creative practice research, aimed at practitioners undertaking research through the medium of practice, and researchers interested in practice-based research. The focus of this conference is to better understand designed and/or contingent processes of how creative practice research happens, understanding research as an embodied, emplaced, material and social undertaking.

· How do you, as a practitioner, initiate research within your work?
· How does research connect and intersect with the processes of making within your practice?
· Where does ‘making research’ take place?
· Who and what can be involved in the processes of making research?

We are very excited to announce the following keynote speakers who will give lectures and be participating in the whole conference:

Albena Yaneva, Professor in Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester and anthropologist of architecture, who has published widely on ‘architecture in the making’ in the work of OMA, and applies principles from actor-network-theory to explicating the politics and controversies of urban design.

Sean Griffiths, formerly of ‘radical architectural collective’ FAT and now Professor of Architecture at the University of Westminster, London.

The full conference call is available here:

This event is initiated by the Architecture, Design and Art Practice Training research (ADAPTr) Initial Training Network, a four-year collaboration between seven creative practice research institutions. ADAPTr aims to significantly increase European research capacity through valuing practice and creative processes. At its core is the development of a deep understanding of the knowledge and the knowledge processes which are embedded in a creative practice. ADAPTr ITN has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013.