2014 CAA Conference: Panel on Studio PhDs

2014 CAA Conference: Panel on Studio PhDs

Just What Is It that Makes Studio PhDs So Different, So Appealing?

Please send proposals to: Laura Gonzalez, anything@nulllauragonzalez.co.uk

We would like to invite exemplars (studio PhD graduates, supervisors, or published authors on the subject) to enter into a conversation to discuss the possibilities, requirements, and perceptions of the degree. This session will promote an active engagement with participants by following the “exemplars in conversation” event with a “PhD test drive,” where there will be three different stations, which the audience can join. Each station will be led by an exemplar and topics for these are welcome. They could include: framing a project, experiencing a doctoral seminar (with a short text and an artwork), and work- ing out a career path. The task of the exemplars will be to open possibilities and draw on the dialogic nature of supervision. The format will be performative and will have the studio work from the doctorate as its center, also drawing on other examples of PhD candidates to compare and discuss.