Practice-led research and the future of the creative industries
Author: HARPER, GRAEME
Source: Creative Industries Journal, Volume 4, Number 1, 7 November 2011 , pp. 5-17(13)
Abstract:Engaging in forms of speculation, or risk-taking as it might well be called, is naturally common in the creative industries, given the creative focus of the industries themselves. Speculation, too, informs research, and academic research is frequently funded because of its potential for uncovering new knowledge, based on speculative endeavour. Practice-led research in universities - research, that is, through creative practice - has grown significantly over the past twenty years, yet its connections with the development of the creative industries has not been widely mapped or often closely considered. If we examine the current conditions of the world around us, examine key elements and themes, it is possible to imagine a future in which practice-led research in universities and the evolution of the creative industries will be closely linked. Perhaps this is not fantasy, but equally it will not happen unless we begin to consider what the relationship is between creative knowledge developed in universities and that developed in the creative industries.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2011-11-07
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