Schedule


Friday, October 22
The Contribution of Art and Design Research

9:00 a.m      Registration and Breakfast 
9:30 a.m. Welcome
Joel Towers, Dean, Parsons
9:45 a.m. Introduction
Brad Buckley, Associate Dean (Research), Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney
10:00 a.m. Keynote speaker
Bill Gaver, Goldsmiths, University of London
10:40 a.m. Speaker
John Conomos, Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney
11:00 a.m. -Coffee break-
11:15 a.m. Between Theory and Practice
Mabel Wilson, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Sean Lowry, School of Drama, Fine Arts and Music, the University of Newcastle
12:00 p.m. Panel discussion and Q&A
Brad Buckley, Bill Gaver, John Conomos, Mabel Wilson, and Sean Lowry
Moderator: Simone Douglas, Director, MFA Fine Arts, School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons
12:30 p.m. -Lunch-
1:45 p.m. Between Practice and Knowing: Parsons faculty presentations
Timo Rissanen: Fashion and Sustainability
Victoria Vesna: Art and Science
Lisa Grocott: Design Knowing and Practice
Respondent: Clive Dilnot, School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons
3:00 p.m. Breakout groups:

Research and Practice. This group will explore the differences between advanced/professional practice and practice-based art and design research, specifically questioning how creative practices might be understood as academic research.
Facilitators: Simone Douglas and Shana Agid

Knowledge Production. This group will discuss the generation of new knowledge in relation to theory and practice, specifically exploring types of "knowing" with respect to different research practices.
Facilitator: Clive Dilnot and Hazel Clark

Making and Writing. This group will examine the function, and at times tension, of writing scholarly texts in the context of practitioner research, specifically the complex relationship between the making and writing in the generation and dissemination of practice-based research.
Facilitator: Lisa Grocott, Dean, Academic Initiatives, Parsons, Katherine Moriwaki, and Susan Yelavich

Graduate Landscape. This group will explore the PhD with respect to other graduate programs, specifically discussing the notion of terminal degree, the implications that introducing a PhD presents for faculty, and the point at which research training is introduced into the curriculum.
Facilitator: Lisa DeBenedittis, Associate Dean, Curriculum and Instruction, Parsons, Jamer Hunt, and Yvonne Watson
4:00 p.m. -Coffee break-
4:15 p.m. Summaries of breakout discussions
4:45 p.m. Q&A and closing remarks
5:00 p.m. Reception


Saturday, October 23
The PhD in the Art and Design School Context

10:00 a.m. Breakfast
10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Tim Marshall, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, The New School
10:30 a.m. Keynote speaker
Sara Diamond, President, Ontario College of Art and Design
11:10 a.m. Framing the historical and contemporary context of the PhD
Su Baker, Director, Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne
Meredith Davis, Director of Graduate Programs in Graphic Design, North Carolina State University
Introduction: Carlos Teixeira, School of Design Strategies at Parsons
11:50 a.m. Panel Discussion: New knowledge in art and design, and the role of the PhD
Sara Diamond, Su Baker, and Meredith Davis
Moderator: Tim Marshall
12:20 p.m. -Lunch-
1:30 p.m. Studio Practice and the PhD: Parsons faculty presentations
Katherine Moriwaki: Fashion and Technology
Mathan Ratinam: Architecture and Representation
Lara Penin: Sustainability and Service Design
Scott Pobiner: Technology and Pedagogy
Respondent: Lisa Grocott
2:30 p.m. Academic Scholarship and the PhD: Parsons faculty and student presentations
Laura Auricchio: Visual Culture
Heike Jenss: Textiles and Anthropology
Robert Kirkbride: Architecture and Memory
Tatiana Lyubetskaya: Painting and Physics
Respondent: Clive Dilnot
3:30 p.m. -Coffee break-
4:00 p.m. Breakout groups:

Doctoral Education. These breakout workshops will propose innovative instruction and curricular models for doctoral-level education, with consideration for the types of learning opportunities an extended research education offers. Delegates can choose from five different workshop sessions focusing on pedagogical approaches and methodological orientations.

Facilitators:
Ed Keller: Low residency, technology, and distance learning
Carlos Teixeira: Collaborative, interdisciplinary learning
Lisa Grocott: Practice/project orientation
Simone Douglas: Practice/theory hybrid
Clive Dilnot: History/theory orientation
5:00 p.m. Summaries of breakout discussions
5:20 p.m. Closing remarks
Joel Towers


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