||Registration and Breakfast
Joel Towers, Dean, Parsons
Brad Buckley, Associate Dean (Research), Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney
Bill Gaver, Goldsmiths, University of London
John Conomos, Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney
||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
||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
||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
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
||Summaries of breakout discussions
||Q&A and closing remarks