Make and think: the tacit knowledge of practice

Sowden, T, Mason, D and Rintoul, J (2016) Make and think: the tacit knowledge of practice. In: UWE Bristol Talks, 24th November 2016, Arnolfini.

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Abstract

Join members of the Make and Think research group from The University of the West of England, Bristol, as they seek to question and define how tacit knowledge can be captured and disseminated. Dawn Mason, Tom Sowden and Matthew Partington will present a model of research developed to critically interrogate the potential of materials and collaborative practice. The research strategy developed by Make and Think embraces play and failure and has thinking through materials and making at the heart of its activities. The production of the physical object is crucial to all group members, but the journey to the finished product is equally as important and is recognised by the group as a potential area for the development of new thinking. Make and Think offers a platform to expand, test and expose the monologues and dialogues of practice. The group has employed different models to examine this key aim ranging through individual, collaborative, speculative, concentrated, slow and fast paced approaches. This has provided a framework with which to capture the knowledge, realisations and arguments generated through engagement in making and thinking in a breadth of art and design practices. The talk will present the activities undertaken by the group so far.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 12:06
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