Creativity & Creative Research Methods workshop
A participatory, activity-based and exploratory workshop that introduces the participants to the creative research methods that are used in the various art and social science research programs and projects. The workshop is open to to artists and archaeologists, but also to participants from any discipline as it embraces interdisciplinary perspectives and uses creativity as the common denominator to bridge unique points of view and bring forth new knowledge. In this workshop we explore how creativity can be employed to expand our knowledge and bring out hidden aspects of ourselves and the world around us. Some of the topics to touch upon are the following:
· Creativity and Innovation
· What are creative research methods?
· Why use them and how can we use them?
· What skills and qualities are needed to be a creative researcher?
· How can we develop our own creative research methods projects?
· How do we analyse and interpret the results derived from creative research?
· How can creativity & creative research be used across disciplines to promote unique collaborations and participations?
By the end of this workshop participants will be left with a deeper understanding of the value of creative engagement and the use of art practice as a valid tool for discovery and interpretation.
The workshop can also focus on ancient archaeological artifacts and guide participants to study them through practice-based research and investigate the inherent creativity of the artifacts through imaginative exploration.
Interested in workshops in situ? No problem, the workshop can be adapted to any ages as well as locations, such as gallery exhibition, cultural and archaeological sites. This offers participants an opportunity to put in practice the creative research methods and experience the site in a new way which always helps to recover new information. It certainly contains an element of surprise, which makes it even more interesting! Check as an example the blog titled 'Creative Research at the great wall of Lempa' and 'A day in the archaeological site Fabrika Hill'.