Ailbhe Greaney Keynote Speaker - A Sense of Practice: How do you do... original research? | APHE Symposium and Interim AGM | Arts University Bournemouth | 27th November 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Invited Keynote speaker for the APHE Symposium, which considers how we might practice original photographic research in HE. The aim of the event is to emphasises the doing part of practice and the processes of creating original research outcomes.
The practice of academic research in photography is one of inquiry. Inquiry strives to find something new to say, or to make a contribution to existing ways of knowing the world. In this sense practice is a re-evaluation of the familiar, it is tied to experience and it engages its practitioner in action. Thinking with the framework of a sense of practice the event really asks: what does original practice look/feel/sound like?
The event aims to demonstrate the depth and diversity of what photographic practice might be and where its originality lies. It opens up discussion to think about photography beyond seeing and centralises how different doings lead to different types of originality. These outcomes might be insights into practices and processes, or the development of new practices and processes. Research actions result in research artefacts, which may be modes to examine creativity, or actively form new relationships. They might also be unique and individual creative artefacts themselves.
What is your original practice?
Period27 Nov 2019
Event titleAssociation for Photography in Higher Education Conference: A sense of Practice: How do you do... Original Research?
Event typeConference
LocationBournemouth, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Photography
  • Research
  • Practice
  • Collaboration
  • Multidisiplinary