On November 6 and 7, junior research fellow Bianca Elzenbaumer – in collaboration with Alison Thomson and Maria Portugal – ran the international conference PhD by Design – navigating the messiness of practice-led research at Goldsmiths, University of London.
For two days, over 80 design researchers from 15 countries and 45 institutions were brought together to explore questions around practice-based research: What counts as practice-based research? What are the politics of designing and conducting practice-based research? Where are the boundaries of theory & practice? How can we make practice-based research accountable?
Conference proceedings are in preparation and will be made available at http://phdbydesign.com/ by January 2015.