Intentions: Conversations, Experiences and Knowledge

5 December 2017 to 12 December 2017 | 12pm – 6pm

Westworks | Unit 3 White City Place London W12 7TS

RCA School of Communication Research Work in Progress Exhibition

A diverse group of emerging communication researchers present their work-in-progress at Westworks in White City. Through a variety of activities – workshops, screenings, exhibits, talks, they will convey the intentions underlying their investigations, which are posited around three interconnected threads: conversation, experience and knowledge.

Group Statement

Our quest in defining intent is to locate the focus of our research. This presupposes a process of divergent thinking, reiteration and refinement; perhaps in conversations with peers, engaging in a process of self-reflection, or through the experience of making. Ken Friedman remarks in his essay Creating design knowledge: from research into practice, that ‘the interplay of experience and reflection, inquiry and theorizing generates knowledge.’ (Friedman 2000: 23) To this end the exhibition is an experimental platform; a space in which exhibitors are encouraged to explore, but in doing so elicit responses to questions such as: what does the researcher seek to discover? In what ways might this be achieved? And, ultimately, who is the research for?

Private view: Wednesday 6th December, 5pm