THE CREW

The Creative Research Ethics Workshop

There is no intrinsic good or evil. The ethical value of an action is what it brings out in the situation, for its transformation… Ethics is about how we inhabit uncertainty, together.

— Brian Massumi

The Creative Research Ethics Workshop (CREW)  is an ethics-in-action collaboration involving creative practice researchers from multiple universities. Through a call for Expressions of Interest the group formed to explore relationships between ethics and creative practice research.

Starting in August 2016 with a two-day intensive workshop, the group continued and expanded through a month of weekly gatherings inside the Occupied exhibition at RMIT’s Design Hub, leading to a series of contributions to the iDARE conference, including an exhibition, workshop/performative events and a conference bag/kit. 

We started with questions such as: What if the development of ethical expertise was approached as an integral part of creative practice research? How best might we tailor a process of creative, ethical deliberation? And, could this help leverage an enduring cultivation of ethical know-how?

Practitioners opened up their practices for discussion and explicated their approaches to a range of challenging, delicate and thought provoking issues. We developed a set of shared understandings about the intrinsic collectivity of ethics, the importance of slow negotiations of difference and situated particularities, the value of face-to-face dialogue as part of ethical deliberation, and how an ethical disposition might evolve through cultivations of enchantment.

 

The CREW stems from the project: Developing new approaches to ethics and research integrity training through challenges posed by Creative Practice Research (or iDARE). Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views in this project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

CORE CREW COMMUNITY

 

KATE ROBERTSON

To me, ethics in creative research should accept and respect difference, and acknowledge that difference is everywhere. Importantly, this should occur via slow negotiations of difference through ongoing dialogue between all involved in a project. read more...

CHLOE SOBEJKO

My practice is wrought with ethical contemplation and I feel a great responsibility as an artist to acknowledge and allow this to inform my work.. read more...

INA INDIRA SHANAHAN

My particular interest into the research ethics inquiry relates to the notion of collaboration, which to my mind is not fully understood in relation to ethics and creative practice research  read more...

JULIANA ESPAÑA KELLER

Juliana seeks to expose the heterogeneous character of artistic production to ask: Who really are the stake holders of the work of art itself? The modalities of its reception? How do we derive an ethical stake from the vast heterogeneous relations within the spheres of micro-community?. read more...

 

 

PIA EDNIE-BROWN

The how of anything we do is integral to an ethical disposition; I am fascinated by the tacit, almost ineffable connection between ethics and qualities of disposition – such as manner, attention, and openness. read more...

CHRIS KOHN

Chris Kohn is a theatre director, dramaturg and PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts, researching the nexus between collaborative theatre creation, ethics, authorship and intellectual disability. read more...

 

MELISSA RAZUKI

I am interested in starting conversations about how the university ethics process ‘deals’ with research around and with First Australians people and culture. read more...

 

CITT WILLIAMS

It just doest't feel right. Trying to find a sensitive way to learn, not to harm, to point out and to re-orientate what might matter.. read more...

 

MARIA TERESA GALARZA

But if I understand motherhood as a dialogic process of becoming, then any account of my personal experience as a single mother is actually my own version of two stories, with all the ethical, social, personal and political implications of such attempt. . read more...

 

KYM MAXWELL

As a socially-engaged creative practitioner and researcher my research surrounds pedagogic projects and theatre produced with  children. read more...

ANDREW GOODMAN

My interest is in developing an ethics in interactive events that expands the concept of participation to include all the components of an event: both human, and the technical and natural nonhuman, as well as the forces that transverse and compose these entities. read more...

CAITLYN PARRY

My interest is in developing an . read more...

 

 

 
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SHANNON OWEN

In the research context I am interested in questions around documentary film boundaries. read more...

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TWO DAY WORKSHOP