Northern Ireland’s Creative Meshworks: Tracing Ad Hoc Knowledge Exchange

Pip Shea, Miriam Haughton, Michael Alcorn, Karen Fleming

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2014 ‘Book of Abstracts of DRHA2014. ISBN 978-1-291-97878-0 pages 119-120

2015 selected Proceedings/ Full Papers of DRHA2014 ISBN: 978-1-326-38858-4
Edited by: Anastasios Maragiannis

Abstract This paper draws on Ingold’s [1] idea of “meshworks” to reveal the entanglements that shape the exchange of knowledge between arts and humanities researchers and the creative sector in Northern Ireland. It offers a view of the “interwoven lines of growth and movement” that affect the passing of ideas between practitioners and academics arguing that collaborations are ad hoc and encourage new forms of creativity and problem-solving. We do not offer a visualisation of the places and ways in which Northern Ireland’s creative sector connects and collaborates. Rather, we identify the human and non-human assemblies that generate, facilitate, and give boundaries to knowledge exchange processes, and analyse these dynamics in the context of wireless cultures.
Keywords—knowledge exchange; meshworks; wirelessness; Northern Ireland; creative industries; creative arts; academic impact.
Fleming [Ulster University] was Principal Investigator of this AHRC Funded Creative Knowledge Exchange Project CEl (Creative Exchange Lab) investigating knowledge exchange among solo micro creatives in Northern Ireland.
Alcorn M, [Queens University Belfast] Co-Investigator:
Shea P and Haughton M - Research Assistants on the project.
Shea and Fleming attended the conference to present the paper.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 31 Aug 2014

Bibliographical note

The co-authors collaborated on AHRC funded Creative Exchange Lab 'CXNI' from 24 January 2014- 2015. Project investigated knowledge exchange among solo micro creatives informing research article.
Fleming, K. [Ulster University] Principal Investigator
Alcorn, M. [Queens University Belfast] Co-Investigator
Shea, P. Research Assistant
Haughton, M. Research Assistant.


  • Knowledge exchange
  • Meshworks
  • creative industries


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