CAS Practice Based Research: Research Project

Local Contexts & the Everyday. Researching with ALPP
Jay Koh
 

Content
This module is conceptualised as an orientation in and immersive experiential study of local environments and everyday contexts, facilitated by experienced local host/s and together with stakeholders who have been actively engaging in activities with various communities. A series of colloquia will be convened to discuss and identify suitable theories and methodologies of engagement that are not currently recognised within the art studies: understanding and negotiating particular behaviour, listening to various view points and positions of relevance. Participants will learn how to observe and negotiate the verbal and non-verbal communicative elements within a locality and how to initiate the early stage of social interactions and learn how to be responsive to a new environment. These tasks will be carried out from the position of strangers or outsiders. Participants will document their research in a research diary.
 

Objectives
This module supports the participants’ critical examination of local contexts through the lens and structures of local host/s and stakeholder/s. After initial discussions and exchanges, the narratives, activities and history that are presented from the perspectives of the host/s and stakeholder/s will be used to reference site visits and interactions with participants in everyday public spaces. Participants are encouraged to participate in a host’s project or activity as a form of deeper immersion and to carry out further discourses with the host and stakeholders in relation to the praxis learned in ALPP Praxis I and II.
 

Format
Mentored research in real life settings
 

Module requirement
Successful completion of module ALPP I & II
 

Assessment
Formative
 

Module supervisor
Jay Koh, DFA, artist-curator, evaluator, author of art-led participatory processes. Founder of international Forum of InterMedia Art/iFIMA. Organiser of collaborative conferences, projects. Advisor MAS Art & Society. Jay Koh has been teaching for over 15 years in Open Academy Programmes. ifima.net
Jay Koh is artist and curator in residence at the Laboratorio Artístico de San Agustín, CUB-Havana.http://lasa-cuba.blogspot.ch/
 

Location and Dates
Lasa, San Augustin, Havana, Cuba 1
UPCOMING
 

5 (E)CTS
MAS Art & Society > CAS PRACTICE BASED RESEARCH > Research Project: Local Contexts & the Everyday
 

Costs
2500 CHF

Remark
State run budget accommodation and meals at LASA. Expenses are paid separately.

Application deadline
UPCOMING