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Higher Education & Creative Knowledge: Exploring Digital Co-production and Communities

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Higher Education & Creative Knowledge: Exploring Digital Co-production and Communities

By 11 February 2014No Comments

CREATe is hosting the Fourth Research Workshop of the AHRC funded research network ‘Beyond the Campus: Connecting Knowledge and Creative Practice Communities across Higher Education and the Creative Economy’.

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Workshop Title: Higher Education & Creative Knowledge: Exploring Digital Co-Production and Communities

See main website of Beyond the Campus.

Date: 20th March 2014

Venue: The Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow

Research Network Organisers: Dr Roberta Comunian (King’s College London) & Dr Abigail Gilmore (University of Manchester) Email for further information.


The workshop will focus on the collaborations, networks and spaces shared by creative industries (including creative practitioners, artists and freelancers) and higher education. It will look at both formal arrangements and practices (such as residencies, workspaces and teaching) as well as informal networks and shared activities. It will consider issues of sustainability and ask how benefits are equally shared by the partners involved. It will also examine the role played by institutions, geographies and policy frameworks that influence the development of these shared initiative


0930 – 1000 Registrations over tea and coffee
1015 – Welcome Note (Prof. Martin Kretschmer, Director of CREATe)
1015 – 1115 Session 1: Technology, communities and cultures

• Arthi Kanchana Manohar (University of Dundee): Understanding the impact of technological intervention in connecting communities using storytelling cultures
• Claire Ross (University College London): Joining the conversation: Visitor Generated Content, Museums and Higher Education

1115 – 1145 Networking over Tea & Coffee

1145 – 1245 Keynote by Dr John Potter, Institute of Education (University of London) Media arts in the third space: Porous expertise and powerful knowledge.
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The presentation will discuss a series of projects with learners in the third space between home and school; these are located in after-school clubs and cultural institutions and explore productive, digital media arts practices, including moving image production and coding, considering how they operate within a wide and inclusive, socio-cultural frame of literacy. In these contexts, the presentation will consider what counts as “powerful knowledge” and will introduce the concept of “porous expertise” as a way of framing the conversation.

1245 – 1330 Networking over Lunch

1330 – 1430 Session 3: Higher Education, Graduates and Digital Work

• Nice Work if You Can Get it! Preparing Students for Work in the Arts and Creative Industries Lorraine Lim (Birkbeck, University of London)
• Digital technology and creative arts: embedded digital skills and careers patterns in the UK creative industries Roberta Comunian (King’s College London)

1430– 1500 Networking over Tea and Coffee

1500 – 1600 Case studies (15 mins each)

• Creative Data Leonora Oppenheim (Elio Studio production)
• Shaping Scotland’s Talent: a knowledge exchange project with the Screen Industries in Scotland Katherine Champion and Lisa Kelly (University of Glasgow)
• Leeds Creative Labs Simon Popple and Sue Hayton, University of Leeds
• Caceres Creative Model and Strategy of Urban Intervention Mariam Núñez Más (O’N Procesos. Spain)

1600 Closing remarks by Roberta Comunian and Abigail Gilmore

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